This is the chicken salad recipe I have made for years. The paper that the recipe is written on is rapidly deteriorating so I finally decided to put it here before it is lost forever. This is the basic recipe but I change the ingredients depending on my mood. The only thing I don't change is the mayo mixture with the exception of sometimes adding extra pineapple juice. Like I said, we love pineapple.
The salad is great by itself or as a sandwich. I especially love it with croissants or on a good wheat bread. I love to serve it with fruit. It tastes like a summer picnic.
8 oz chunk pineapple (I pretty much always use much more than this because we all love pineapple)
2 TBS pineapple juice (reserved from can of pineapple)
4 cups diced cooked chicken
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 TBS chopped green onions
1/3 cup toasted slivered almonds
1/3 cup raisins (you can use grapes if you prefer)
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1 TBS Dijon mustard
3/4 tsp curry powder
1/8 tsp salt
Drain pineapple reserving 2 TBS juice.
Combine pineapple, chicken and next 4 ingredients
In a separate bowl combine pineapple juice, mayonnaise, and the next three ingredients. Add to chicken mixture. Cover and chill.