Now let's talk about smoking chicken. It's really quite easy, the problem is few of us have a smoker at home. If you are passionate about your food you can buy one at any home supply place for about 70 dollars. Just follow the simple instructions for your model. In about three hours you'll a have great tasting smokey flavor. Be adventurous and try different types of wood chips when you do smoke your birds. Smoked chicken gives great flavor to almost any recipe you have, the problem is many find the smoke flavor over powering. So you will have to just experiment! Baked chicken is my least favorite method of making chicken for any salad, but it is easy. Just remember to season the bird well and for goodness sake don't over cook it. Over cooked chicken demands amazing amounts of mayonnaise to make chicken salad. Now with mayonnaise being the most common of ingredients in any salad recipe. Even recipes for pesto use some mayo. I thought I would spend the next post talking about good mayonnaise. I cant help it, but there is just so much to say about making good chicken salad. So I appoligise for this dragging on a bit longer than I planned.