By Velouria on September 28, 2005
Photo by GaylaJ
Photo by GaylaJ
"(UPDATE: I just found out that the creator of this recipe is Recipezaar member dawnie2u! How cool is that?) I just got this recipe from Cook's Country magazine. A cook named Dawn from San Diego, California submitted it to the magazine and won first place in a chicken salad contest. We loved it so much, I thought I'd share it right away. You can find the pickled jalapeños in a can in the Mexican/ethnic section at the supermarket. You can also use this recipe for tuna. I served this over tostadas (crispy fried tortillas)."
Serving Size: 1 (92 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"A cool twist on a classic. Next time I might reduce the lime juice a bit as it was a little overpowering. Thank you."
"Very nice chicken salad. I enjoyed the bite of the jalapeno very much. May add a little more next time. Thank you for sharing this recipe."
"Delicious! Fresh and really flavorful. I loved the bright flavor the lime added and the crunch from the veggies. Thanks for sharing the recipe."
"Loved this recipe! I didn't use cilantro (not a fan) but substituted about a 1-1/2 tsps parsley flakes. Otherwise did the recipe to the letter. A keeper!"
"LOVE it...this was my first time making or even eating chicken salad. I did follow some comments below and used fresh jalapenos. I also used Olive Oil Mayo hoping to help a little more with our calorie intake...It was wonderful, cant wait to have a picnic and make these for everyone again!!!"
"My family loved this recipe! We used fresh jalapenos also and served on tostadas. We will be making this one more often!"
"I fixed the recipe as written, and it was great. It is good in a roll up, with a little lettus, or with corn chips. My wife even said she loved it, and that is a high indorsement."
"Wonderful!!! I used fresh jalapenos and followed the rest of the recipe instructions. Definately will make this again. Made for Zaar Alphabet Soup tag game."
"Yum! Used a fresh jalapeno and it added just enough pop! I kinda melded two recipies into one - the other one was a bit more traditional and had grapes. I was a bit hesitant but the red grapes countered the jalapeno pop with a sweet finish. Will make this again!"
"This was pretty good! I used 4 fresh jalapenos from our garden instead of pickled jalapenos. I wish an amount of salt to start with had been listed though..."
"My husband loves chicken salad sandwiches, so I decided to try this recipe today. He was excited about the addition of jalapenos, and states that it is the best chicken salad he's ever tasted. I will certainly make this again. Thanks for posting!"
"Tried this the other night with leftover roast chicken, and it was delicious! The jalapenos gave it a nice bite, but not too spicy. My husband said it was "one of the best, most interesting" things I've made. I don't know whether to be pleased or pissed! :) Used lemon juice instead of lime, no celery. Am trying it with tuna today!"
"Easy and tasty recipe. I made half a recipe and served it on a tostada. I also served Recipe #136923 as an appetizer. Quick and easy."
"This is a great new way to make chicken salad. Because of the ingredients on hand, I used green peppers, lemon juice, and chopped pepperoncini instead of jalapenos. I served them on Hawaiian rolls and the sweetness of the rolls complemented all the flavors of the chicken salad very well!"
"I decided to try this becasuse it sounded different and fresh. WOW love the kick of the jalapenos. I used a yellow bell pepper for added color, and to get all the veggies past the kids I pulsed them alittle to make them confetti like in my mini processor & drained on papertowel to absorb excess liquid before adding. I will use this again and again."
"Awesome chicken salad. Substituted diced jalapenos for the jalapeno relish. Otherwise made as listed. Will be making this on a regular basis."
"This was yummy! I skipped the cilantro because we don't like it and use parsley instead. Also I left out the celery. Next time I will add a bit more jalapeno.. This is going to be even better tomorrow!"
"This is such a nice alternative to regular chicken salad. The only change I made was to use 1/2 of a jalapeno, and about 1/2 of a pasilla chile, instead of straight jalapenos because my husband can't handle spicy food. We ate this salad wrapped up in tortillas with a bit of lettuce. This was a big hit with all four of my kids... no leftovers! Definitely a keeper."
"Wow, nice variation on chicken salad. I knew it would be good when I read it was from Cook's Country. I love that show and Americas's Test Kitchen. I did use just a little bit less of the jalapenos, but other than that followed the recipe. I will use this recipe a lot as I always have extra chicken or turkey. I will even have the red peppers, jalapenos and cilantro this summer in my garden. Thanks for posting a really nice variation on chicken salad."
"Yummy! My new favorite chicken salad! I made sure to chop the veggies into very small pieces (I used a Pampered Chef food chopper, which I hardly ever use but works so great when you're chopping a bunch of things). I was surprised that this wasn't spicy at all, which is nice so you can serve it to non-spice lovers, too. I served this as a filling to grilled sandwiches, adding some extra slices of jalapeno to mine before grilling...mmmmm!!! This will be one of my go-to chicken salads. Thanks!!"