Poached chicken is usually the star of the chicken salad, but Lucky Peach has a recipe that uses cold, leftover fried chicken to make a super simple, tasty salad. (Extra credit if that chicken is KFC; all that MSG means umami-packed goodness.)
Photo by Arnold Gatilao.
I know, I know, you’ve never “heard of leftover fried chicken”, because leftovers are for punks, but that’s too bad, because cold fried chicken is second only to cold pizza. (I will seriously order too much just to have leftovers.) To make it into a salad, remove the chicken from the bone and mix with mayo (Kewpie is recommended), diced apple, scallions, lime and sriracha. Shovel it into your mouth and be happy.
Fried Chicken Salad [Lucky Peach]