This salad was invented by Mama Choy, she makes it for potluck parties or when she brings home 2 or 3 roast chickens because they are on sale.
This salad has won an award at a potluck event before, for being the “most healthy dish” of the night. 😀
It’s a salad that always gets a lot of praise, as it is super healthy, but when you eat it, it feels super naughty. 😛
The combination of roast chicken, the sweet fruits and corn combined with creamy mayonnaise. Not sure what it is, but it doesn’t taste as healthy as it sounds.
Seriously, it’s like a party of flavors inside your mouth! 😛
I remember first being exposed to a campaign called Go for 2 (fruits) and 5 (veg), in a health and human development class back in my high school days. It was a way the Australian government was trying to promote eating healthy and eating well, to the public.
I am a big believer in everything in moderation. But, upon evaluation of my own food habits, I discovered that I could substitute a lot of my “snack foods” for more wholesome foods.
It was difficult at first, but once I was able to subconsciously make healthy food choices, I found that I felt overall better. My gut also loved me too ^^ !
This salad has therefore, became one of my go to snack foods. A small bowl really is sufficient enough for a snack in the afternoon to suppress my need for sugary snacks, or a large bowl for a main meal.
Please give it a go and enjoy eating it.
Chicken & Bean Salad
1 Whole Roast Chicken
1 can Mixed Fruits (I like to use fruit salad and then pick out the glaced cherries)
1 can 4 Bean Mix
1 can Sweet corn or 1 cup Frozen Corn Kernels defrosted
3 Eggs (hard boiled)
2 medium Potato (cut up into cubes)
1/4-1/2 cup Mayonnaise
Place eggs in small saucepan filled with water and bring to boil, then on medium heat boil for about 10mins.
In another small saucepan filled with water bring potatos to a boil, then on medium heat simmer for about 10mins or until a skewer can be poked through. (Drain the potatoes straight away once they are ready and rinse thoroughly to stop the cooking process, or you’ll end up with mashed potato when everything is tossed together)
While eggs and potato are boiling, take meat off chicken and form shredded pieces
Drain beans, fruit salad, corn cans and rinse them thoroughly under running water through a sieve.
Peel and dice the apples into bite sized cubes (sometimes I’ll leave the peel on the apples for extra fiber)
Peel and dice eggs into small cubes
When all ingredients are prepared, throw it all into a large bowl and add mayonnaise until desired taste (I usually add enough to coat everything in the bowl then stop)
Add salt and pepper to taste
Then transfer back into a sieve for about 20 -30 mins (I find this salad pools water if it isn’t drained a final time after it has been mixed)
Pack into a container and refrigerate for about 1-2 hours before serving (this salad is best served cold, but can be eaten straight away if you cannot wait 😛 )
This salad keeps for about 3-4 days in an airtight container refrigerated
Please enjoy by taking it to pot luck parties to impress or to work or school for snack or lunch 😀