Welcome everyone to Paulina Cocina! Today’s recipe is a popular dish in Argentina and bears the name of bird mayonnaise because it is usually made with chicken. The bird mayonnaise can be part of the main course “frugal”, garnish or filling of some cold dishes. It is quite common for leftover chicken to be used from another meal, which will allow us to have a substantial meal in a short time.
It is important to note that, due to its ingredients, it is recommended to keep it refrigerated and consume it within a suitable period of time to guarantee that it will be fresh and edible. With that said, let’s move on…
Poultry mayonnaise, a very traditional recipe
This salad is a preparation that has been passed down from generation to generation in homes. Each family can have their own version of the recipe, with additional ingredients or special techniques that give it a distinctive touch. It is used as a garnish for typical roasts and is the competitor of another classic such as Russian salad.
While the most common version of poultry mayonnaise salad uses cooked and shredded chicken or turkey, other poultry such as duck or hen can also be used, depending on regional and personal preferences.
Bird mayonnaise or salpicón: which side are you on?
Although it may be confusing, at this time we are going to share with you the harsh truth: bird mayonnaise and salpicón are two different preparations.
Poultry mayonnaise is a variety of salad that includes finely chopped chicken or poultry, diced potatoes and carrots, and some additions to taste such as hard-boiled eggs, olives, and peas. Yes, it’s like a Russian salad with chicken pieces.
On the other hand, the salpicón is a culinary preparation that consists of larger pieces of cooked meat, generally beef or chicken, which is mixed with raw or cooked vegetables and seasonings. Salpicón is usually served cold and can include ingredients such as onion, pepper, tomato, cilantro, lemon, and olive oil.
Bird mayonnaise around the world
This salad is especially popular in Latin American countries such as Argentina, Mexico, and Colombia. It is a classic dish that is served on special occasions and also as an easy and tasty option for lunch or dinner. Although it may seem surprising, in some regions it is prepared for children’s snacks.
In some important parties it is part of the menu in some other countries. For example, in Venezuela it is prepared with chicken and in much of Europe it is served to accompany a dinner or a meal in the open air and you can even add ingredients such as apples or grapes to give it a touch of freshness and sweetness.
What can it be accompanied with?
- Pan: Serve the poultry mayonnaise salad as a filling for sandwiches. Use bread of choice, such as wheat bread, rye bread or sliced bread. They can add lettuce, tomato, and other additional ingredients to create a complete sandwich.
- Lettuce leaves: Use fresh lettuce leaves, such as iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, or butter lettuce, as the base to create a salad wrap. Arrange the poultry mayonnaise salad on a lettuce leaf and wrap it to form a package. They can also add slices of tomato, cucumber, or other vegetables for more texture and flavor.
- Tomatoes: Cut tomatoes into slices or cubes and serve the poultry mayonnaise salad as a garnish. Fresh, juicy tomatoes complement the flavor of the salad very well.
- Avocado: Add slices of fresh avocado/avocado to the poultry mayonnaise salad for a creamy and nutritious touch. The avocado will give it additional flavor and a smooth texture.
- additional accompaniments: Poultry mayonnaise salad can be served along with other accompaniments such as French fries, baked potato, green salad, rice or even a selection of crunchy vegetables, such as carrots and celery, to give the dish more variety.
Poultry mayonnaise recipe
Poultry mayonnaise is versatile and can be tailored to personal preference. Some recipes may include additional ingredients such as chopped onion, celery, olives, capers, or other seasonings to add more flavor and texture.
Yield: 4 portions
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- 2 cups of cooked and shredded chicken breast
- 2 cups of potatoes cooked and cut into cubes
- 1 cup of carrots cooked and cut into cubes
- 100 gr of cooked peas
- 1/2 cup commercial mayonnaise or Homemade Mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons mustard
- 2 tablespoons of vinegar
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper to taste
How to make poultry mayonnaise in 5 steps
- In a large bowl, combine the shredded poultry, peas, potatoes, and diced carrots.
- In a separate bowl, mix the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar and fresh parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
- Pour the mayonnaise sauce over the salad. Mix gently until all ingredients are well coated.
- Taste the salad and adjust the seasonings. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or place in an airtight container and let it rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
- Before serving, sprinkle some more chopped fresh parsley for garnish.