Food - Drink
The Secret Ingredient That Will Change Your Chicken Salad Forever
By KALEA MARTIN
In a recipe shared by The Pioneer Woman, celebrity chef Ree Drummond explained that a chicken salad could be customized with any sort of mix-ins as long as you start with a solid base. However, it's actually the addition of brown sugar that elevates the flavors in a chicken salad.
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Brown sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness to balance out the flavors of the rest of the ingredients, but consider your mix-ins before adding it to your chicken salad, because a little goes a long way. If you're planning to use ingredients that are more on the sweet side, you may want to be conservative with the amount of brown sugar you add.
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Drummond's recipe calls for 1 to 2 tablespoons of brown sugar mixed in with ½ cup of mayo, ½ cup of yogurt, and the juice of a lemon. Unless you're going for sweet rather than a balance of sweet and savory, she advises against going over the recommended 2 tablespoons.
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