Creamy chicken salad mold: A really retro recipe from 1965

Creamy chicken salad mold

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Shimmering and regal!

This creamy chicken salad mold is a tantalizing mixture of chicken, mayonnaise or salad dressing, broth, gelatin, seasonings and lemon juice. 

Retro recipe from the 60s - Creamy chicken salad mold

Creamy chicken salad mold

Creamy chicken salad mold

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 6 hours


  • 1 chicken (5 to 5-1/2 pounds), cut up
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 3 sprigs celery leaves
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 4 teaspoons grated onion
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup mayonnaise/salad dressing
  • 1 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley


  1. Put chicken, 2 teaspoons salt, peppercorns, sliced onion, and celery leaves in large saucepan.
  2. Add water to cover.
  3. Cover pan; simmer until tender.
  4. Remove cooked chicken from bones; return bones and skin to broth.
  5. Cook until broth is reduced to 1 quart; strain, cool and remove fat.
  6. Cube chicken (you should have four cups); reserve.
  7. Soak gelatin in 1/2 cup cold chicken broth.
  8. Heat 2-1/2 cups chicken broth; add gelatin mixture; stir until dissolved.
  9. Combine grated onion, lemon juice, mayonnaise or salad dressing, mustard, 2 teaspoons salt and pepper.
  10. Add to gelatin mixture; mix well.
  11. Chill until mixture begins to jell.
  12. Fold in celery, parsley and cubed chicken.
  13. Turn into 7-cup mold.
  14. Chill several hours or until firm.
  15. Unmold on to a serving plate and garnish as desired with greens.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 1647mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

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