Cold fried chicken makes the most satisfying chicken salad. For a simple and fun summer meal, mix the fried chicken with a creamy dressing, a few crunchies, a little heat and spread it between two waffles. Your family will love it and you’ll love how simple it is.
Who likes spending time in the kitchen on a beautiful summer day? Personally, I do everything in my power to avoid the kitchen. My summer menu consists of a lot of grilling, cooking in big batches, cold salads (a lot of cold salads) and super simple recipes. I love cooking, but when summer rolls around I want to be enjoying the outdoors not a slave to the stove.
This fried chicken salad, is one of our summertime favorites. It’s simple, especially when you buy the chicken already fried (this is another trick to avoiding the kitchen). The salad can be served on a bed of lettuce, wrapped in a tortilla, on a couple pieces of bread, but our favorite is between to waffles. We like our chicken salad crunchy and the waffles not only taste good with it but they add a little more crunch.
Ingredients You’ll Need:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/8 teaspoon tobasco sauce
salt & pepper
2 cups of chicken
2 stalks celery
2 green onions
Tools You’ll Need:
Measuring Cups & Spoons
Liquid measuring cup
Fried Chicken Salad & Waffle Sandwiches
Step 1: In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, milk, mustard, Italian seasoning, salt & pepper and hot sauce. *The whole grain mustard helps add a subtle layer of crunch to the salad.
Step 2: Remove the bones and cut the chicken into cubes. The crispy fried skin from the chicken adds another layer of crunch to the salad.
Step 3: Add the chicken to the dressing. Stir until the chicken is completely coated.
Step 4: Toss the chicken mixture with the onions, celery and parsley (another layer of crunch). Spread chicken salad between two toasted waffles for a final layer of crunch.
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
- ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ⅛ teaspoon tobasco sauce
- salt & pepper
- 2 cups of chicken, cubed
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 green onions, chopped
- parsley, fresh, chopped
- 8 waffles
- In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, milk, mustard, Italian seasoning, salt & pepper and hot sauce.
- Remove the bones and cut the chicken into cubes.
- Add the chicken to the dressing. Stir until the chicken is completely coated.
- Toss the chicken mixture with the onions, celery and parsley. Serve between two toasted waffles.
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Just WOW!!! This is on my to make list! UMMM!! NOW!!! Looks and sounds amazing!
We love making sandwiches with waffles and this Fried Chicken Salad is our favorite.
Debbie Kitterman says
Robin – ok -I have to admit, I have never done anything as fun or creative with a waffle other than eating it with my strawberry jam for breakfast – I know all the rage these days is waffles and chickens, but I haven’t tried them – this however, is so yummy looking and sounds delicious that I may have to try it soon!!! I found you at #IChooseJoy today 🙂
Oh my goodness, you actually made my mouth water! I will take one to go with some ice tea on the side please! Can’t wait to try it.
Liz Schweizer says
Oh, my goodness, this sounds delicious. What a fun spin on chicken salad!
Miz Helen says
What a great idea, I can’t wait to try this recipe. Hope you are having a fantastic day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
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Miz Helen says
Your recipe is featured this week at Full Plate Thursday. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great weekend.
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