Chicken salad on lettuce leaves
The Fruity Ingredient That Will Refresh Your Next Batch Of Chicken Salad
It’s a classic culinary trick to add a hint of sweetness to enhance savory dishes, and for chicken salad, a certain sweet ingredient will add some pizzazz to your ordinary lunch.
Adding fruit preserves will give your chicken salad a small dose of sweetness that will help balance out other mix-ins like apples, celery, or red onions.
Tangy preserves like plum jam add a fruity element to the salad by contrasting with the rich savoriness of the chicken, making the dish more complex and interesting.
Before mixing your salad ingredients together, mix a tablespoon of plum jam and a squeeze of lemon into the mayonnaise dressing to ensure that it coats every piece of chicken.