This chicken salad has been in the making for quite a few years now. When I worked in downtown Miami, many years ago, our offices use to order most of our catering with Perricone’s Marketplace & Café.
And my favorite sandwich in the menu was their World famous Chicken Salad. Their version is prepared with golden raisins, roasted pine nuts, granny smith apples, basil, poached chicken breast and a touch of mayo.
When I moved away, I always missed the sandwich and so, there was nothing to do but try to duplicate it.
And as cooks we know that unless you know the actual recipe, duplications may work against you or for you.
In this case, Perricone’s recipe was a jumping point for my own world famous chicken salad.