There’s nothing like the old-fashioned flavor of Chow Chow Relish. Made from a blend of cabbage, green tomatoes, celery and onions, this flavorful relish adds a wonderful element to any dish you make with it. Easily substituted for pickle relish in virtually any recipe, try swapping out chow chow the next time you prepare tuna salad or egg salad!
Old Fashioned Chow Chow Chicken Salad
FOR THE CHICKEN
3 lbs raw chicken breasts
1.5 cups chopped celery (approx. 2 stalks)
1.5 cups chopped onion (roughly 1 onion)
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon tabasco
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
1 tablespoon sea salt
Water to cover
Place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, reduce to a low simmer, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes. Turn off heat and let chicken sit in the liquid, covered, for another 10 minutes. Remove from liquid, cool completely and chop well.
TO MAKE THE SALAD
3 pounds cooked, chopped chicken (may use prepared rotisserie chicken)
2 stalks celery, minced
3 green onions, minced
1 cup mayonnaise (Duke’s is our favorite)
½ cup heavy cream, whipped
1 cup Loveless Cafe Mild Chow Chow Relish, drained and chopped
3 hardboiled eggs, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
Whip the cream and fold into the mayonnaise. Combine with celery, green onion and chow chow. Mix in with chicken and chopped eggs and season with fresh-ground pepper and salt if necessary. Chill well and serve.