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ensalada de gallina
Venezuelan Potato Chicken Salad (Ensalada de Gallina)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Ensalada de gallina is a potato chicken salad that is usually made in Venezuela for the holidays. It’s a creamy protein salad that can be served as a side dish of by itself with a loaf of bread.
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Venezuelan
Keyword: chicken potato salad, ensalada de gallina
Servings: 6 people
  • 2 chicken breast (around 350 gr)
  • 3 big potatoes
  • 3 big carrots
  • ¼ cup green peas
  • 1 green apple
  • 5 tbsp mayo
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • Salt to taste
  1. In a big pot, add enough water to boil the veggies. Add salt (enough to make the water a bit salty) and the vinegar. Take the water to boil.
  2. In the meantime, peel the carrots and the potatoes. Then, cut both into cubes of the same size. Toss the veggies into the boiling water for 15 minutes or until fork-tender. (if you are using frozen peas, toss them into the boiling water 5 minutes before the carrots and potatoes are done)
  3. Boil the chicken breast in a different pot with enough salt. Boil for 20 minutes and shred it.
  4. Peel and cut the green apple into cubes.
  5. In a big bowl mix the veggies, apple, and chicken. Let it cool.
  6. Add the mayo and mix to coat all the ingredients. Add salt if needed.