If you are a fan of chicken salad, the Chicken Salad Chick may make you think you have died and gone to heaven! It’s a new restaurant in East Cobb and I have been looking forward to checking it out.
It’s located in a strip shopping center very close by and now I can share the story with you. During a quest to find the perfect chicken salad, the owner discovered that everyone has a different idea of perfection. Her brilliant solution was to start with one “classic” recipe and then turn it into 15 different chicken salads. You like onions? Fruit? Nuts? Southern traditional with pickles and eggs? Whatever you like in your chicken salad, they have got you covered here.
You order up at the counter, and then they bring your food out when it’s ready.
There is ample seating inside, which is a nice place to enjoy the air conditioning on a very hot day. They also have several tables outdoors for those who prefer to dine al fresco
I order the Chick Trio which is a pick of any 3 chicken salads. It comes on a piece of lettuce with wheat crackers and a pickle spear. I choose the Classic Carol (the signature recipe), Cranberry Kelli which has sweetened dried cranberries and slivered almonds and the Fancy Nancy (one of their best sellers) which has apples, pecans and grapes.
This is not your chunky chicken salad–all three are creamy, smooth and very tasty, with just the right amount of mayonnaise. My favorite is the one with craisins as evidenced by the fact that I don’t bring any of that one home in my to-go box. (Roger is a huge chicken salad fan and is very happy with the leftovers he eats the next day for lunch.)
Diane is with me on this adventure and she orders one scoop of the classic with a salad that has nuts, craisins, apples, strawberries, and cheese. When the salad arrives at the table it looks so good that I almost regret my choice.
The verdict: This chicken salad is excellent, but we feel like something is missing. The plating is uninspired and lacks pizazz. Instead of Lance’s wheat crackers, we needed pita chips or fresh pita bread or something to “kick it up a notch”. The price for lunch is reasonable, and you can also buy the salads by the pound to serve at home. This restaurant is pretty busy on a Tuesday afternoon as there are lots of ladies out enjoying the chicken salad of their dreams.