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Venezuelan Gallina Chicken Salad

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

3
cups gallina or chicken, cooked and shredded
6
cups potatoes, cooked and cut into cubes
1/2
cup finely diced onion
1
cup sweet peas, drained
1
cup cut green beans, drained
1
cup carrot, cooked and cut into cubes
1 1/2
cups mayonnaise
1
teaspoon mustard
1
tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

Chicken can also be used in place of gallina.

An ensalada de gallina, or chicken salad, is never missing from a Venezuelan table at Christmas time-my mother makes the best one! The flavors of our typical holiday dishes like hallacas, chicken salad, pernil and pan de jamón are truly unique. Ever since we arrived in the United States, we've tried making other types of meals during the holidays, but we always return to our home cooking. The original recipe for preparing this salad uses gallina, an older hen that lays eggs and not the young chickens sold in the market. But in these modern times, it's not so easy to find one; you'll actually see that it's very common to substitute regular chicken for the gallina. Honestly, I can't tell too much difference; they're both delicious!

If you like, add one cup diced apples to give a unique toque to your recipe.

Directions

  • 1 In a large bowl, mix the gallina, potatoes, onion, sweet peas, green beans and carrot.
  • 2 In a separate small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, mustard and olive oil.
  • 3 Add the mayonnaise blend to the gallina mixture. Stir carefully until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • 4 Season with salt and pepper as desired.
  • 5 Refrigerate until ready to serve.

An ensalada de gallina, or chicken salad, is never missing from a Venezuelan table at Christmas time-my mother makes the best one! The flavors of our typical holiday dishes like hallacas, chicken salad, pernil and pan de jamón are truly unique. Ever since we arrived in the United States, we've tried making other types of meals during the holidays, but we always return to our home cooking. The original recipe for preparing this salad uses gallina, an older hen that lays eggs and not the young chickens sold in the market. But in these modern times, it's not so easy to find one; you'll actually see that it's very common to substitute regular chicken for the gallina. Honestly, I can't tell too much difference; they're both delicious!

Rate and Comment

Oriana Romero Oriana Romero
September 9, 2015

An ensalada de gallina, or chicken salad, is never missing from a Venezuelan table at Christmas time-my mother makes the best one! The flavors of our typical holiday dishes like hallacas, chicken salad, pernil and pan de jamón are truly unique. Ever since we arrived in the United States, we've tried making other types of meals during the holidays, but we always return to our home cooking. The original recipe for preparing this salad uses gallina, an older hen that lays eggs and not the young chickens sold in the market. But in these modern times, it's not so easy to find one; you'll actually see that it's very common to substitute regular chicken for the gallina. Honestly, I can't tell too much difference; they're both delicious!