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canned chicken breast (usually next to the canned tuna).

robt5265 Jul 16, 2012 11:05 PM

In recent years there are a number of brands. It was only Sweet Sue 20 years ago. Does anyone have any thoughts on which is the better brand for use , in simple picnic style chicken salad, nothing fancy.

  1. bagelman01 Jul 17, 2012 04:57 AM

    Kirkland brand from Costco is passable for chicken salad and a staple on our pantry shelf for feeding the dogs (when I'm unable to grill fresh chicken or we're traveling with them).

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    1. re: bagelman01
      boyzoma Jul 17, 2012 06:06 AM

      We keep Kirkland from Costco for the same reason. Especially if I am making a small batch of chicken salad. Also used it for Chicken Tetrazzini in a pinch.

      1. re: bagelman01
        boogiebaby Jul 17, 2012 01:30 PM

        +1 on Kirkland brand for chicken salad.

      2. pinehurst Jul 17, 2012 06:37 AM

        Plus one on what bagelman said re. Kirkland/dogs (I do the same for my furry guy). I am more apt to use the canned chicken over pasta (ala tuna) but like a rougher cut in chicken salad, so when I'm cheating, I use "Perdue Done it" and put a rough chop on them.

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        1. re: pinehurst
          Kris in Beijing Jul 17, 2012 01:44 PM

          Tyson has pouch chicken that I think is better than canned for salads; less liquid.

          I've never tried any of the other choices beyond "chicken canned like tuna" but here's a link:

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