Sunday, March 24, 2013

Chicken Quarter Salad

Photo courtesy Taste of Home.
    Chicken quarters are one of the most affordable buys in the meat department, often going for 50-60 cents per pound. It's hard to beat that. Finding a good way to cook the quarters and serve them, is often more challenging. My favorite way to cook quarters, is by far, the slow cooker. I have multiple failed attempts at grilling these cuts, but the slow cooker is fail safe. I cook them one day and pick the meat off the bones the next.
    Recently I cooked some quarters, used half the chicken in one dish and made chicken salad out of the remaining meat. Typically, most of the chicken salad I've had is made from white meat, so this was a change up. The flavor was so much better and the meat wasn't dry. The hubby even gave it a thumbs up. This is one we'll do again, only this time I'll make more.
Chicken Club Sandwiches, Photo courtesy Taste of Home

Chicken Quarter Salad
1-1/2 cups cooked chicken quarters, chopped
1/4 cup onion, diced fine
3/4 cup stalk celery, diced fine
1/4 cup bell peppers, any color, diced
1/2 cup mayo
squirt lemon juice
2 tsp. parsley
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. sesame oil (optional)

Mix all ingredients and chill. Makes 2 cups.

Use to make sandwiches topped with lettuce and cheese or served with crackers.
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