STEP BY STEP COOKING
How to make a salad with smoked chicken, pineapple, cheese and corn? Very simple and fast. First, prepare the necessary ingredients according to the list. You can use smoked chicken meat from the breast, legs or drumsticks. Which is better – choose according to your taste. You can use store-bought or homemade mayonnaise.
Disassemble the smoked chicken with your hands into fibers, removing the skin. I took half the smoked breast.
Drain liquid from canned pineapple and pat dry. If the pineapples are rings, then cut them into small pieces. It is advisable to squeeze the pineapples lightly so that the salad is not watery.
Finely chop the Chinese cabbage. To make the salad more tender in structure, it is better to take the green part of the leaf and cut off the white part.
Boil the carrots in their skins until tender. Then peel and grate on a coarse grater.
Hard boil eggs, cool, peel and grate on a coarse grater. If desired, you can separate the eggs into whites and yolks and grate them separately. And then arrange them in separate layers.
Drain the liquid from canned corn, dry the grains.
Cheese grate on a coarse grater.
You can simply layer all the ingredients in a salad bowl, but I prefer to make the salad in a culinary ring (Ø 16-18 cm) so that all the layers are visible. Put the pineapples in the first layer and pour them with mayonnaise. I transferred the mayonnaise to a pastry bag and cut off the tip. It’s more convenient than a spoon.
Spread the smoked chicken with the next layer and pour mayonnaise on top. Try to compact each layer better, then the salad will not fall apart as soon as you remove the culinary ring. You can sprinkle some of the layers with salt and pepper if you like. I usually don’t add spices to salads with mayonnaise.
Next – grated eggs and mayonnaise.
Next is grated carrots, which also need to be poured with mayonnaise.
Spread the canned corn over the carrots and press lightly into the previous layer to secure the kernels. It is not necessary to water the corn with mayonnaise.
Sprinkle everything with grated cheese on top and make a mesh of mayonnaise.
The last layer is shredded Chinese cabbage. It is not necessary to water it with mayonnaise. You can put the ingredients in a different order to your liking. If you do not have time or opportunity to form a salad in a ring, you can simply mix everything in a salad bowl and pour over with mayonnaise.
Decorate the finished salad with pineapples, corn grains, fresh herbs and bright berries. Put the salad in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Carefully remove the cooking ring before serving. Enjoy your meal!
How to buy canned corn? Be sure to check the expiration date on the jar. If the container is glass, meticulously examine the grains. They must be the same size and color, whole and without spots. The composition should not contain dyes, preservatives and flavor enhancers.
Since the degree of salinity, sweetness, bitterness, sharpness, acidity, pungency is individual for each, always add spices, spices and seasonings, focusing on your taste! If you are adding any of the seasonings for the first time, then keep in mind that there are spices that are especially important not to shift (for example, chili pepper).