This is a Russian salad originally composed of exotic meats like grouse and crayfish bound in mayonnaise. The modern version has changed, but the ingredients are rather more handy.
An excellent dish as is. Instead of using 1 can of drained peas I substituted a thawed 12 oz package of frozen peas and carrots. Also added a little garlic and finely diced yellow onion for added flavor. The whole family enjoyed it. - 27 Aug 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
My mom's version: she uses leftover chicken, turkey or ham(smoked is awesome!), adds a tablespoon of lemon juice and a raw shredded carrot. Canned peas are OK but she uses frozen-they cook in minutes. We do not use onions, it will take a strong overpowering onion smell and taste, especially if you're planning to keep the leftovers for a while in the fridge. Best if chilled over night to let the flavors blend:you can really taste the difference. Store in air tight containers and it will last for a week in the fridge. (DOES NOT freeze well) Great as a sandwich spread or side dish. your favorite chicken wing or fried chicken dish will go well with it. --For those who rated the recipe without reading the directions: tomatoes are NOT used in the recipe, they are only the garnish-- - 05 Sep 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This food is so Delicious and is a good dish for family and friend gatherings or birthday parties. The chicken breast also can be replaced by ham so the cook time would be decreased. Enjoy it! - 21 Aug 2010 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)