Like most Southerners, we love chicken salad. So we wanted to share with you what we think are the Top 3 places in Nashville to get Chicken Salad:
The Picnic: The Picnic is in Nashville of Harding Road (near the new publix). It has some of the best chicken salad in town. The Picnic's chicken salad consists of pulled, white meat chicken, finely chopped eggs, taste of parsley and celery mixed with mayonnaise of course. When this delicious sandwich is served on some honey wheat bread and lettuce on top it will surely make you smile. Picnic has many other great menu items, but they do have some great chicken salad. If you go here, I would like to also suggest the tomato basil soup. It too is very tasty.
Puffy Muffin: I know I have already reviewed "The Puffy," but their chicken salad goes on our top list as well. I suggest having it served to you on one of their homemade rolls...fabulous!
The Butcher Block: To those of you who have not been to the Butcher Block, it is a deli and butcher establishment found in Cool Springs. This quaint little shop offers a variety of fresh cuts of meat. They are said to have some of the finest meats in town, but what I like about this place is their chicken salad. It is a creamy mixture of goodness accompanied with halves of sweet, purple grapes. Served with lettuce and a croissant...this is arguably some of the best in town. The owners are very friendly, as well.
Our Chicken Salad recipe:
-2 chicken breasts, cooked or steamed, hand pulled
-2 hard boiled eggs, chopped finely
-1/4 cup of sweet relish
-Sprinkle a little bit of celery salt (optional)
-Salt and pepper (to taste)
-2/3 cup of Hellmann's Mayo (no substitute)
-Lettuce for topping (optional)
-Honey wheat bread, or croissant, or rolls (I love Hawaiian rolls)
Cook chicken until cooked all the way through. Then, hand pull/shred the chicken. Mix all ingredients and chill for an hour or two. Serve with bread or by itself (great if you are on the low carb. diet).