Tasty Tuesday: Traditional Chicken Potato Salad

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Tasty Tuesday: Traditional Chicken Potato Salad

My mom has made this salad since I was little on Christmas, Easter, and other special occasions. She does not usually work with amounts of ingredients, so I had to make it a few times until I came up with the right proportions. So if you want to make it for your family, use the recipe below and start by boiling potatoes, carrots, and chicken breast.

This chicken potato salad is a traditional dish in Romania. The name of salad in Romania is “salade de boeuf”. We use the French name (I don’t know why, but this is the name I have know since I can remember) which means “beef salad”, although this salad has no beef. At least my mom never made it with beef. She always used chicken. But you can use any meat you have on hand (turkey, beef, etc.).

Another fun thing about this salad is that we like to decorate it. We put the salad in a bowl, spread a thin layer of mayo on top, and then go to town decorating it. I decorated the salad minimally, as you can see in the photo. If you want to see pinterest-worthy decorated salads, all you have to do is to google “salade de boeuf” and you will see amazingly decorated salads.

I can’t think of someone who has tasted this chicken potato salad and did not like it. It is nutritious, filling, and a bit tangy. The dill pickles are the secret ingredient. They add a lot of flavour to the salad.

I usually make a double recipe and my husband takes some to work for lunch 2 days in a row and me while the kids and I eat it for lunch at home.

Tasty Tuesday: Traditional Chicken Potato Salad
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Serves: 8
 
Traditional Chicken Potato Salad - nutritious, filling, and a bit tangy.
Ingredients
  • 500 g (17.5 oz) potatoes boiled and cubed when cold
  • 200 g (10.5 oz) dill pickles, cubed
  • 1 chicken breast, boiled and cubed when cold
  • 350 g (12.5 oz) carrots, boiled and cubed when cold
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl. Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  2. Taste. Add more pickles if you want it tangier.
  3. Serve cold.
  4. The salad keeps in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Did you ever make chicken potato salad for your family? Do you have a secret ingredient?

2016-10-19T08:29:33+00:00 By |Categories: Lunch recipes, Nutrition, Tasty Tuesdays|Tags: |2 Comments

About the Author:

Alina Muresan is a Holistic Nutritional Consultant who specializes in family nutrition and health. Visit her website, Orgali.ca to find great advice on your child’s nutrition and delicious recipes that are healthy and fast!

2 Comments

  1. Claire April 22, 2015 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Making this one tonight. Good idea to decorate after

    • Alina April 22, 2015 at 8:50 pm - Reply

      I hope you had the chance of making it, Claire. Let me know if you guys liked it!

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