Why slap 'yo Momma? Cause it's that good. Here's what you'll need to craft this masterpiece:
First you start with raw chicken, either bone in, or boneless, and if you want to add some dark meat too, do it! But do not use canned chicken. I only say this because one time someone asked me what brand I got in the can. Ummmm??? Chickens do not come in a can, and neither does this chicken salad recipe. It comes from the heart.
So first things first, you boil the chickens. I usually bring mine to a hard boil, and then reduce it a bit, and if you spoon off that nasty white foam is froths out, you can save whats left as clarified chicken broth, if you don't spoon if off tho, you end up with all the fat and icky stuff so just throw it away. I usually cook my chickens at a pretty good simmer for about an hour. Til they fall apart, or fall off the bone. Next you chop your chickens. Chop them as good as you can. But do NOT put them in a food processor. It kills the texture. It should look like this:
Next I separate the nuts, if you can't find this mixture, it's UNSALTED almonds, cashews and dried cranberries. Separate the nuts and the berries. Smash the nuts in a baggie with a meat pounder, and then chop the cranberries up some, like this:
Next add about a Teaspoon of fresh grated ginger. I usually use fresh and peel it and chop it, but our local store was out of fresh, so this looked to be a decent replacement (and it wasn't disappointing). Then chop some cilantro and add that too.
Thats about it, except for adding some mayo and sour cream. I add a little more sour cream than mayo, but do it to your taste. You can also add a bit of salt & pepper at this point.
Then just mix it all up, make sure you're happy with the outcome, maybe add a little more of something to your taste and enjoy! But please, don't slap yo momma.... she brought you into this world, and she can take you out!
Anyone can show up when you're happy. But the ones who stay by your side when your heart falls apart, and can help you put that mangled thing back where it belongs, they are your true friends. I have this man, we are this family. I am thankful and blessed.