When I was growing up, a friend of my mom would bring over chicken salad occasionally. It was basically canned chicken, mayo, poultry seasoning and some celery. I devored it everytime she brought it over. So I always knew I liked "chicken salad"
It wasn't until I was older and started going to my friends' baby showers, that I learned Chicken Salad is not the basic meal I had devoured as a kid. Chicken Salad is a meal that can take on many different personalities with many different ingredients. Even though no one has ever repeated the chicken salad recipe my mom's friend made, I have yet to find a Chicken Salad that I don't like!
I especially liked this recipe because of the cashews and cucumbers. The salty nuts mixed with the cool crisp cucumbers....(MmMmm!) And adding a pita instead of plain white bread gives it a fresh new approach.
Chicken Salad Pitas
1/2 cup mayo
1/4 sour cream
2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups cubed chicken, cooked
1 cup red grapes, halved
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup dice cucumbers
In a medium bowl, mix all the dressing ingredients together. Fold in the chicken, grapes, cashews and cucumbers.
Stuff each pita wiht a leaf of lettuce and the salad.
Thank you Family Favorite Recipes cookbook!