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One of the staples that I look forward to serving in the summer is SWEET CORN.  Having lived in the Midwest for much of my life, I have sweet corn all summer long. It is definitely considered soul food for me.  So when I tasted this chicken, sweet corn and onion salad at Sam’s Club this week I bought all the ingredients to make it myself.  I tweaked it a bit to make it work for my family but it is delicious and a great spin on chicken salad.  Served a bed of leafy greens and you have a great summer meal.

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1 cup of sweet corn

3 cups of chopped, cooked chicken

1 cup of sweet onion vinaigrette dressing

1 cup of diced sweet onion (you could also use red onion for more color)

1/4 cup of mayo (I used Light mayo)

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/4 teaspoon of pepper

1.  I steamed my frozen sweet corn in the microwave.  Once done, I cut open the bag and let it cool.


2.  I love using rotisserie chicken for this, it makes it quick and easy.  But you could also just cook up some chicken breast and shred.


3.  I chopped up my onion.  I love using my food chopper to do it, I hate cutting onions without it.


4.  I added the rest of the ingredients and mixed well.



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It is a little sweet and a little salty – my favorite combination. You can serve on sandwiches but I love mine on a bed of leafy greens.  I love the crunch!

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My husband finished off the rest in two days.  He loves having this for lunch because it is already prepared for him.  He is a self-admitted lazy eater so this is perfect for him to grab and go.


What is your summer soul food?

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  1. I will have to add this to our summer salad rotation. I use greek yogurt in place of mayo a lot so I think I will give that a try with this salad too. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I made this with the greek yogurt and only used about 1/2 C dressing for dinner last night and it was really yummy! It does give a bit of sharpness to it from the yogurt as opposed to mayo but overall we really liked it. We also added just a bit of green onion (had some to use in the fridge, lol) and a sprinkle of garlic. Thanks again for the recipe idea!

  3. Thanks for the feedback, Amy! I will have to try it with yogurt and see how it compares to the mayo. I am so glad you guys could give it a try. 🙂

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