I rarely plan on making chicken salad, it's a left over meal for me. I also usually REALLY like BBQ Chicken the next day, cold, right out of the refrigerator, with certain exceptions. For some reason, the Orange Jerked Chicken and the Root Beer Chicken don't taste any where as good cold as they do right after cooking. So by cutting the chicken off the bone, and making chicken salad, I've got a GREAT way to turn leftovers into a brand new dish.
In this recipe, I had made the Jamaican Jerked Chicken, and it was REALLY good that first day. I even served it with some citrus rice. Here, I've just turned it into something totally different as if I had planned it. It's not like you're eating left overs, you just had to cook the chicken the day before.
The quantities I've used here are based on the amount of chicken that I had available at the time. You'll have to adjust the recipe as needed to go along with the chicken that you have in the refrigerator.
And I almost forgot, I either make my own, or I use Hellman's mayonaise in my cooking. So, if you use a different mayonaise, you'll have to adjust the rest of the flavors accordingly.
1.Cut the chicken off the bone, skin and all, and place in a fairly large bowl.
2. Mince the onion fairly fine, and it, along with the rest of the ingredients to the chicken, Start with a smaller amount of the mayonnaise, then add a little more to make it as moist as you're used to. Mix it up well to blend, taste for salt and pepper, and let sit at least 4 hours for the flavors to blend before you eat it.
3. The Jamaican Jerk Blacken that I used when I cooked the chicken isn't too spicy, that's why I added the extra blacken. It may seem like a lot, but the mayonnaise, really cuts the heat out, and you end up with just a hint of the heat.