5/12/09

tropical chicken salad

I am still on my coconut kick, err...addiction. I made a few other wonderful creations, but here's one of my favorites: chicken salad. Oh yes, my friend this is tasty. Not only is there coconut in here, but there is pineapple, walnuts, and raisins. I know there are a ton of you foodies out there that will love this. Best part? Tastes crazy-good the next day. Why? The flavors all intensify....oh food of love people, food of love!

I didn't write out the recipe, but here's what's in here:
roasted chicken breast, cut into chunks
handful of raisins
handful of toasted walnuts
about 2 TB dried coconut (not the sweetened kind but just dried)
3 - 4 TB dried pineapple chunks, cut up (I love pineapple so I added a lot)
a little bit of red onions, chopped,
Hellmans Mayo with a bit of salt & pepper.
served on a brioche roll w/ fresh spinach salad

Feel free to use whatever additions you crave. I bet this would be good on rye bread.

57 comments:

  1. Perfect summer lunch!

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  2. I love the the chicken is nice and chunky. I've had some where they shred the chicken to bits. Chunky is the way to go. Yummy!

    (to answer your question: I use photoshop for my watermarks for photos.)

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  3. I don't think I've ever had coconut in a chicken salad sandwich - brilliant!

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  4. Like Lisa said, this is perfect for summer! I can't wait to see what else you have been throwing coconut in. :)

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  5. Dawn, this sounds yummy! I wonder, do the dried pineapple chunks soften some after sitting? Thanks!

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  7. Ohhhhh.... Yum!! I can totally imagine eating that poolside in Tahiti. I suppose my kitchen will do, but the former sounds better!!

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  8. This sounds so good for a summer day and maybe even for a picnic! Gosh, Dawn. Thank God I am not your neighbor or I'd be over everyday wondering what you were fixing that I could eat!

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  9. ohhh. that sounds heavenly!

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  10. This looks so yummy and so easy to make. The pic makes me want to jump thru the monitor and take a big bite.

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  11. I am also on that coconut kick! This sounds great.

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  12. I think there should always be some form of fruit in chicken salad. You out did yourself on this one- looks INCREDIBLE

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  13. ooh, that sounds fantastic! coconut is lovely :)

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  14. I don't do chicken salad, but I love that you are keeping up the coconut theme:)

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  15. Yay! Just give us a handful of parsley to throw on our sammie and we're good. The pineapples are a nice touch.

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  16. LOVE chicken salad! Mmmm for the tropics.

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  17. I never thought of adding coconut...brilliant.

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  18. I love chicken salad, never thought to add coconut to it though, or pineapple for that matter, your a genius Dawn!

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  19. what a truly unique twist on a classic....I would scarf this up!

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  20. Can your "other husband" come out to play? LOL
    I'm trying to look at your chicken salad but that man keeps staring at me!
    xox

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  21. I love this!! This is so yummy!!! Great for leftovers.

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  22. coconut sounds like a great addition!

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  23. i love just about anything with pineapple in it. looks amazing!

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  24. I've never had pineapple and coconut in ckn salad - I bet that's tasty!

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  25. The coconut and pineapple are great addtiions. I bet this was scrumptious.

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  26. Love it! My girlfriend isn't a coconut fan, but I suppose I could sprinkle some over my sandwich by itself. Hmmm, maybe even toasted...

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  27. This reminds me of this delicious tropical chicken salad we had in Tahiti - I love this on a brioche and with coconut!

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  28. What a great recipe. I usually like mayo in my chicken salad sandwich but can try new variation.

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  29. I always like to wing it when I make chicken salad as well. I love this tropical twist on an old standby!

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  30. This is ineed a classic yummie sandwich!! I love those yummie flavours!!
    At culinary evening scool, we learned a salad as yummie as this!!

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  31. Wow! This sounds heavenly!

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  32. This sounds absolutely perfect with all these flavors. I love the chunkiness factor.

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  33. The chicken salad looks delicious. I always love large chunks of chicken.

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  34. ..and I coming to your house for lunch! After lunch we can see what you decide to do with the cashews.

    This is a mouthwatering sammy!

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  35. add me to the bunch of folks who've never had coconut in chicken salad. it makes perfect sense, though, and i love the walnuts in there, too. and the raisins. and the pineapple. :)

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  36. Oh coconut is a great idea for a crunchy addition to chicken salad

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  37. Not boring at all! Love all the goodies you put in there!

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  38. Perfect! All my faves are in there. I also like to add halved grapes. Love the bursts of juice.

    That photo makes me want to dig in!

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  39. I just had to wipe the drool off of my keyboard. I love, love, love this sandwich. Can't wait until I have leftover chicken.

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  40. I thought I was still full from dinner last night; looking at this I realize that I'm not! Yum!

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  41. I love chicken salad and your recipe sounds great!

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  42. This sounds like a really fun way to eat chicken salad!

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  43. Great idea to add coconut! Looks amazing with the buns.

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  44. Mmmmm...I love chicken salad with a lot of "stuff"! The flavors sound great. This might also be really delicious on Hawaiian rolls.

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  45. Yummy!!! I don't have a recipe myself for a lot of things I do ;)

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  46. That sounds SO good! I love the coconut in there!

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  47. You always elevate a sandwich to a new level and this one surely does that. Yum, indeed! I would add extra pineapple too...

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  48. Oh geez dawn, your killing me. I want one now. this sounds amazing. Great photo.

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  49. Looks like a sandwich you would pay a lot of money for in a nice bistro and it would be well worth the price!

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  50. What a fabulous idea! Looks delicious.

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  51. this looks great! What a creative salad!!! I'd have never thought of taking my chicken salad to the tropics, but it makes perfect sense! No recipe required either, just good ol'homestyle cooking :)

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  52. I love the bright flavor of the pineapple paired with the chicken. Of course the coconut just kicks it up as well. This is a great recipe Dawn. You are so creative!

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  53. Wow--not only does this sound delicious but the photo is gorgeous.

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  54. I love the idea of using dried pineapple! I swear that our taste buds were separated at birth. :)

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  55. Sounds like a delicious twist on an old favorite - yum!

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  56. I just wanted to let you know that I'm in love with your blog! Your photos are perfection, and your creativity is astounding. This chicken salad sammie looks so good, I would do anything to be able to grab it off the page!

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  57. I love the dried pineapple Dawn! The brioche bun only adds to the yummyness!

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