Puff salads are quite popular and most often decorate our holiday tables, and this is not surprising, they are distinguished by a rich taste and an original appearance, which depends only on the fantasy of the hostess of the evening. There are many options for making puff salad, they can be exclusively vegetable or with the addition of meat. The most satisfying is the salad, the basis of which is poultry meat. Chicken is a very healthy, dietary product that combines with almost any ingredients. Layered salad with chicken and mushrooms is found on festive tables more often than others, it is valued for the original taste and simplicity in cooking.
Below you will see a recipe for making delicious puff salad with chicken and mushrooms, which is accompanied by step-by-step photos.
In the photo: ingredients for making puff salad:
- Chicken fillet - 300 grams
- Champignon mushrooms - 400 grams
- Hard cheese - 50 grams
- Onion - 1 pc.
- Eggs - 3 pcs.
- Walnuts - 50 grams
- Mayonnaise, salt
Recipe for making puff salad (with photo):
We prepare the main ingredient - chicken meat, it is cooked the longest. To do this, thoroughly wash the fillets under cold water, put them in a saucepan, pour water and cook over moderate heat for about 30-40 minutes. In parallel, we put boiled eggs. Mushrooms are also thoroughly washed, cut is not very small, fry, stirring constantly, on a small amount of oil.
Onion finely shred, add to mushrooms, fry. After 5 minutes, we put the lid on the frying pan with mushrooms, reduce the heat to minimum and simmer for another 5-10 minutes.
Put ready-made mushrooms on a flat dish, cool completely.
We take a beautiful dish on which the salad will be served, and begin to lay it out in even layers, repeating the shape of the plate. The first layer is meat. We take the cooled chicken breast, arbitrarily chop it, spread it evenly on a plate.
Top squeeze mayonnaise, level with a spoon.
We clean the walnuts from excess husks, put them in a plastic bag, and chop them with a rolling pin. This will be the next layer, spread, evenly distribute.
We squeeze out some mayonnaise on top of the nuts (do not level them with a spoon, otherwise everything will stick to it).
Next, lay out the cooled fried mushrooms, level, try to give the salad a more regular shape.
Above the mushrooms - a little mayonnaise, smooth with a spoon.
Boiled eggs are completely cold, you can take for them. Separate the whites from the yolks. Finely chop proteins, sprinkle top of lettuce, evenly distribute.
We squeeze some mayonnaise on top, we coat the top and sides of the salad, again we try to give the salad the desired shape, if it is not immediately done, it may fall apart.
The top of the salad will be decorated with cheese. Rub it on a fine grater, sprinkle salad.
Finely chop the yolks or grate them, gently sprinkle the sides of the salad with them, remove the excess with a damp cloth.
The final stage is the decoration of the salad, the main effect of its serving depends on it. Finely chopped green onion goes well with chicken puff salad, coupled with the rich yellow top of the salad looks very impressive.