Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Apr 6, 2005 07:47 AM

freezing chicken salad and ham salad

  • s

We had a spiral ham last Sunday and have lots of it left. I was thinking of making ham salad with it. Has anyone ever frozen ham or chicken salad. Thanks for any help.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. I haven't, but I would think that anything with mayonnaise would not freeze well. Maybe just freeze the ham and make the salad later?

    1. Hi,

      I believe mayonniase-type dressings don't freeze well. Freeze the meat alone, then make the salad later, with the thawed meat.


      1. j
        JK Grence (the Cosmic Jester)

        If it's mayonnaise based and you try to freeze it, you'll really wish you hadn't. The mayo will separate, leaving you with an oily mess. Vinaigrette based chicken salads *might* work, but I think that the texture would likely be affected for the worse.