Over the past few years, I've collected copycat recipes for some of my favorite restaurant foods...O'Carr's chicken salad, Chick-fil-a chicken nuggets, Taziki's Friday Special, PF Chang's mongolian beef, and several others. I plan on trying these out and sharing the successes/failures on our blog. First on the list?? O'Carr's chicken salad. I met my mom and aunt there for lunch last week. It reminded me about the copycat recipe that I pinned forever ago. I finally got around to testing it out last weekend and the end result tasted pretty darn close to the real thing!
I found the copycat recipe here. I followed it for the most part. I left out the paprika (because I didn't have any) and added extra grapes.
2 cups boiled chicken, chopped in the food processor
1 tsp fresh dill
1/4 cup of grapes
1/8 cup of chopped pecans
4 pinches of paprika
2 oz cream cheese
3 T mayonnaise
1 tsp honey
2 pinches salt
(Makes 3-4 servings)
We got a food processor for our wedding so thanks to this recipe I was finally able to use it. After I boiled the chicken, I ran it through the food processor to get the chicken similar to how it is in the O'Carr's recipe.
Then I added the rest of the ingredients. I've never tried to chop up dill before. Let's just say I need a little more practice ha!
Mix it all together and here is the end result...
Overall, this recipe turned out great. It was easy and pretty close to the real thing. I think the honey and cream cheese are what really makes it stand out from other chicken salads. In order to compare it to the actual O'Carr's version, I used regular cream cheese and mayonnaise. Next time I'll try it with reduced fat/fat free versions of everything. Try this out for yourself and leave a comment letting us know how it turns out!