For this week’s Friday-Food-Frenzy, we’re all about chicken.  My mother’s Chicken with Mango Chutney was her most celebrated chicken salad dish served on numerous occasions and featured in the Cooking Club Cookbook.   However, as I weave my way through her myriad recipes, I’m learning she often had many different versions of a dish.  With a quick substitution, Judy’s Chicken Salad with Mango Chutney becomes Judy’s Chicken Curry Salad.  Take away the curry and add some mayonnaise and some grapes and voila, Judy’s Traditional Chicken Salad.  While I don’t actually remember eating any salad other than Mom’s Chicken Salad with Mango Chutney (or maybe it’s soo good, nothing else compares or makes an impression), I found two additional chicken salad recipes that are perfect as summer salad dishes.  And, since both my children could eat chicken for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it’s nice to start new recipes with a home court advantage!

Print these recipes, put them in your back pocket, know that you’re armed with some salad ideas for the weekend.  And, most importantly, enjoy!


Well?  Did you try them?  We’d love feedback after you’ve cooked, served and eaten.


  1. Jenise Wilson says:

    I absolutely loved this blog. I am a friend of Jenny Lee and happened upon her Sangria posting. I lost my mother almost 15 years ago (she was 47 at the time). Memories of her in the kitchen stay with me forever. So far, I’ve made the garlic chicken and the banana chocolate chip loaf. I am going to try this chicken salad recipe this weekend! Thank you!

    • thank you so much. I am glad it’s been meaningful to you from a new recipe perspective but, also in memory of those who have lost AMAZING mothers. keep coming and spread the word.

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