Jalapeño Chicken Salad
This twist on chicken salad is deceptively simple, yet inspired. Pickled jalapeños added a bracing acidity and some heat, which helped balance the richness of the mayonnaise.
Why This Recipe Works
Pickled jalapeño peppers added a bright, spicy flavor and crunchy texture to this Jalapeño Chicken Salad recipe. We discovered cilantro stems have just as much flavor as the leaves, so we didn’t have to be too thorough when picking and chopping the herbs for this recipe. This salad makes good use of leftover chicken or meat from rotisserie chickens sold by many chain restaurants and supermarkets. Any meat can be used, but dark meat tends to be moister.