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Chicken salad

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Have a hankering for chicken salad today. Specifically somewhere you can buy it buy the pound for take out. looking for the plain old regular variety like mom used to make, CHUNKS of chicken, mayo, onion and celery, not the wood chipper stuff you so regularly encounter and no exotic additions unless it is a version with cranberry and walnuts that I used to purchase years ago I believe in a chain supermarket in their deli section. I can't for the life of me remember where. Their regular chicken salad was also very good. thanks!

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  1. I did a demo in a Market Basket awhile ago, and I actually witnessed a worker cutting up rotisserie chickens to make their chicken salad in house....

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    1. Both Stop & Shop and Shaws/Star were also making an in-store chicken salad with leftover rotisserie chickens that was superior to the usual offerings (I find Willow Tree Farm too sweet and with that "wood chipper" texture) . It seems to have disappeared in both locations near me in Boston. Shaws/Star sometimes carries a Cape Cod Chicken Salad that has dried cranberries in it.

      1. Russo's makes a solid chicken salad: regular old-fashioned and Brazilian with olives.

        1. I buy the rotisserie chicken salad from Stop & shop on a weekly basis. I love it! They make it fresh each morning using the remaining rotisserie chicken from the night before. It is very basic with chicken, mayo and celery...you could add on anything you want. I have served it in a half avocado shell, etc.

          1. Trader joes has a version with cranberries. No wait, it's grapes. It's good, though not what you asked for.

            1. Whole Foods makes excellent chicken salad.

              1. The problem with store made chicken salad is they frequently use boneless skinless chicken breasts from their meat case that are close to their expiration date & cook them to death because they don't want to risk salmonella. Hence the "wood chip" analogy. Now rotisserie chickens are much tastier and moister because they've been injected prior to roasting.

                1. Would prefer to make my own. Usually too much mayo for my taste in already prepared chicken salad.

                  Are any of the ones mentioned light on the mayo?

                  1. Picked some up at Wegmans yesterday...just fair.

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                    1. re: bakerboyz

                      I saw it at Wegmans today and it looked like it had a lot of mayo.

                      1. Costco has the variety with cranberries and walnuts, pretty tasty.