What is Chicken Salad?
Chicken salad is made with cooked, chopped chicken and celery, dressed with mayonnaise. It has a creamy texture and a rich, umami flavor. It is served cold.
...Grilled chicken can be cooked using any part of the bird, including the breast, legs, thighs and wings. The whole bird can be grilled too, though by restaurant standards it is common to grill it in pieces and not as one, mainly for the sake of time. Grilling chicken involves cooking the chicken on a rack over piping hot coals. This creates a lean, flavorful and sometimes slightly smoky tasting piece of poultry. This methods allows the fat to drip rather than pool under the meat. The chicken is often tender and has brown grill marks, which adds an extra layer of umami flavor with a crisped texture. Grilled chicken can be served as is, or an a salad, sandwich or any other variety of dishes.
...Mayonnaise is a cream colored condiment and thick sauce, or spread. Mayonnaise is made by slowly adding oil to a mixture of raw egg, vinegar and seasonings, until it thickens. This is done by continuously whisking. The flavor is mild, tangy and a bit salty with a comforting quality from the creamy texture. Mayonnaise is a multi-use ingredient for sauces, cold meat salads, sandwiches and more.
...Celery is a light green vegetable with tall, thin fibrous stalks and green leaves at their tips. They are extremely juicy and comprised of 90% water. They grow in clusters, sharing a base with about eight or nine ribbed stalks. The texture is crunchy, juicy and has a refreshing flavor that is light, sweet and vegetal. Celery can be eaten raw or cooked into soups and other dishes.
...Lemon juice is made from the flesh of the pulpy yellow lemon fruit. The juice is squeezed from the flesh of the lemon and is a pale yellow color. The flavor is very sour and bright. Lemon juice is used in multiple cuisines around the world to brighten and enhance the flavors of the other ingredients. Lemon juice is used to make lemonade and goes well on fish. It has many uses.
...The peppercorn plant grows in tropical climate and produces tiny black fruit. The fruit is dried and become hard. At this point it is ground into a textured powder comprised of black and grey dots. It has a flavor that is spicy, pungent and sharp. Pepper is an extremely popular spice, especially in Western cuisines and lends a gentle heat to dishes. There are different varieties of black pepper and the flavor changes subtly because of this.