Cuban Chicken Salad

Serves 6

Submitted by: Terry Pitt, Woodbine, MD , USA


4 chicken breast halves, bone in

1 carrot, chunked

1 stalk celery, chunked

1 small onion, unpeeled, quartered

Coarse salt

12 whole peppercorns

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup yellow mustard

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon dark chili powder

Salt and pepper

2 medium dill pickles, minced

Julienned dill pickle strips


Place cleaned chicken in a large pot; cover with water and add carrot, celery, onion, salt and peppers. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 1-1/2 hours until very tender.

Remove from heat; cool. Remove chicken meat from bones and tear into bite sized pieces; place meat in a medium sized bowl. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, cumin, coriander, chili powder and pickle. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Pour mayonnaise mixture over chicken and gently toss to coat. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Serve over a bed of salad greens. Garnish with julienned strips of dill pickle.

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Nutrition Facts

Calories 430
Total Fat 27g
Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 950mg
Total Carb. 4g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 1g
Protein 42g