I love, love, love chicken salad and am constantly creating different versions.
My top three recipes are this one, my rosemary chicken salad and my curried chicken salad.
My Asian version always wows people and I think it’s because it’s so unique. I love it because it’s easy, delicious and I can serve it three ways.
. I have served this on Ritz crackers at parties and it’s a huge hit;
I have piled it in the middle of a salad and devoured it for lunch (pictured here).\;
And I have served it on French bread as a sandwich and that’s pretty fantastic, too. I recommend topping the sandwich with thinly sliced cucumbers.
Every version is fantastic. In my recipe, I recommend using celery OR water chestnuts. I prefer celery but have made it both ways.
They key to this salad is you must have Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki sauce. If you’ve never used that sauce, you should. It’s one of my favorite kitchen condiments.
It’s AMAZING on stir fried vegetables, soba noodles, on chicken. The great thing is, it’s a complete sauce so you don’t need to add other sauces. I have used it for dipping sauce, as a marinade, etc, etc. It’s so versatile. Once you try it, you will ask that bottle: “Where have you been all my life?”
If you can’t find it on your local store, you can order it online: https://www.soyvay.com
You can search stores in your area on the website to see if they carry it.
This salad is perfect for entertaining or enjoying at home. Take it on a picnic or out on the boat. It’s lovely. Enjoy.
Asian Chicken Salad
3 1/2 cups chopped rotisserie chicken, skin removed
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki
2 stalks of celery OR 5 ounces water chestnuts, minced
3 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Pepper to taste (you don’t need salt)
2 tablespoons shredded carrot (optional) I add carrots when serving as a salad
Ritz crackers to serve, or bread, or a bed of lettuce
Dark meat is great in this dish, so if you’re not crazy about legs and thighs, try adding the meat to this. It makes a wonderful appetizer. A buttery Ritz is a wonderful complement, or serve it on a slice of cucumber when it’s hot outside for a refreshing appetizer.
While I am not an iceberg lettuce fan, if you are serving this on lettuce, iceberg is the way to go. It’s so crisp and light and is a beautiful compliment to the salad.
In a large bow, mix mayonnaise and Soy Vay sauce together. Then add chicken, celery or water chestnuts, onion and cilantro. Stir until thoroughly combined. Add pepper to taste.
If serving as a salad, serve it over lettuce with cucumbers and topped with carrots.
In serving for a party, you an sit it out surrounded by crackers or plate each individual cracker. Cucumber slices are a nice addition if it’s self serve. You an also use cucumber slices to serve the salad if you are avoiding extra carbs. You can garnish with extra cilantro, if desired. I did it more for aesthetics for the photo.
Or serve on bread.