One of our favorite lunch spots in Birmingham is a place called Olexa's. It is an amazing bakery with a super cute cafe inside. All of the food is great! Especially the Chicken Salad. I finally got around to recreating the chicken salad at home. Let me tell you - OMG! This was SO good! It might be better than the original! Serve this on a croissant, on top of a salad, with crackers or on toasted bread.
The secret ingredients in this chicken salad are curry and smoked almonds. Don't skip either in this recipe! I didn't think that I liked curry, but I loved it in this chicken salad. I used half of a rotisserie chicken in this recipe. Rotisserie chicken is my go-to for cooked chicken in recipes. It has great flavor and is super convenient.
This chicken salad can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Olexa's Chicken Salad
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 tsp curry
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 2-1/2 cup cooked chicken, chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped green onions
- 1/4 cup coarsely chopped smoked almonds
In medium bowl whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, curry, salt and pepper. Stir in remaining ingredients. Coat evenly.
Cover and refrigerate 25-30 minutes before serving.