By Feli Chic'Cuisine
Impress your guests with this exotic, colourful, creamy-chicken salad! Hawaiian Chicken Salad comes together so simply with fresh pineapple fruit, cream cheese, curry and orange-flavoured cranberries, making the most glorious salad ever. Every bite is absolutely bursting with flavour!
In addition to cream cheese, I recommend adding mayonnaise, which is essential because it adds depth of flavour and savouriness. I used a homemade mayonnaise, which is not difficult to make, being higher quality and much healthier than the one I bought. To make a good mayonnaise, all you need is two fresh egg yolks, sunflower oil, lemon juice and mustard, all mixed together to form a creamy, velvety composition. Here you can find the complete recipe and the method of preparing homemade mayonnaise. If you use fresh pineapple, make sure it is ripe and sweet. When using canned pineapple, try to remove excess juice, squeezing them lightly, otherwise the salad will become watery
This exotic chicken and pineapple salad recipe is very easy to prepare, requiring only three steps.
Prep. Time: 20 min
Chill Time: 4 h
750g (6 cups) chicken, cooked and chopped
225g (8-oz.) crushed pineapple, fresh or canned
225g (8-oz.) cream cheese, softened
230g (1 cup) mayonnaise
2/3 cup dried cranberries, orange-flavoured, sweetened
2 tsp curry powder
salt, to taste
110g (3.9-oz/1 cup) chopped almonds, roasted, salted
fresh herbs: rosemary, thyme, basil
berries: blackberries, raspberries, strawberries
sliced peaches (optional)
1. In a large bowl, add chopped chicken, pineapple, cream cheese, mayonnaise, orange-flavoured cranberries, curry powder and salt; whisk together just until blended.
2. Line a 20 cm (8-inch) springform pan with 2 layers of plastic wrap long enough to hang over the sides. Spoon the mixture into the pan. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
3. Turn out the salad (upside-down) onto a cake plate and gently, remove the plastic wrap. Press chopped almonds onto sides of chicken salad and garnish with fresh herbs and berries.
If you try this recipe, leave a comment and let me know what you think! And don’t forget to snap a pic and tag it #felichiccuisine on instagram!
To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.― François de la Rochefoucauld