Doris's Chicken Salad
  • 3cups vegetable soup
  • 1 1/2cups Rotel tomatoes
  • 1/4cup whole kernel corn
  • 1 1/2cup chicken stock
  • 1cup broken down to eight pieces (could also use eight, bone-in, skin on chicken thighs)
  • 2small petite diced tomatoes
  • 2/3cup shells, unbaked
  • 1/2tsp. salt
  • 3T. Topping:
  1. Mix mayonnaise, sugar, salt, and lemon juice together in a small bowl
  2. Mix rest of ingredients together in a large bowl
  3. Add mayonnaise mixture and mix well
  4. Chill in refrigerator for at least an hour before serving
  5. Delicious with crackers or homemade bread
Recipe Notes

Before moving to the South, I’d only known chicken salad to be bland and drenched in mayonnaise. After tasting my house mom’s (Doris) chicken salad, I realized that chicken salad could be delicious! This is my take on her recipe. I love how the mayonnaise takes a back seat and up front and center are the fresh fruit flavors and the texture of the crunchy celery and pecans.