Salad «Capercaillie Nest» with chicken

Salad «Capercaillie Nest» with chicken

Salad «Capercaillie Nest» with chicken is a salad loved by many not only for its taste, but also for its original serving. This salad will really decorate any holiday table. At the same time, no special ingredients are needed for decoration, Pai fried potatoes - and the original nest is ready. The salad also does not contain any intricate ingredients, but at the same time the salad is both hearty and light. Here, an important role is played by chicken fillet, which can not only be boiled, as I did, but also baked in the oven with spices.

Cooking time: 40 minutes.

Servings: 4.

Calories: 191.


  • chicken fillet - 1 pc;
  • eggs - 4 pcs;
  • fresh cucumber - 1 pc;
  • onion - 0.5 pcs;
  • potatoes - 4 pcs;
  • mayonnaise - 3 tbsp;
  • vegetable oil - 100 ml;
  • greens - to taste;
  • salt, pepper - to taste.


1. Prepare all the necessary ingredients. Pre-boil the chicken fillet until tender with salt and pepper. Hard boil the eggs.

ingredients for salad capercaillie nest with chicken - photo step 1

2. Peel potatoes. Cut the potatoes into very thin strips or grate them for Korean carrots.

grated potatoes - photo step 2

3. Soak potatoes in cold water for 5 minutes. Then drain the water and place the potatoes on paper towels to remove as much liquid as possible. This will make the potatoes crispier.

grated potatoes in water - photo step 3

potatoes on a napkin - photo step 3.1

4. In a frying pan or small saucepan, heat the vegetable oil well, spread the potatoes in small portions and fry until golden brown, salt to taste.

fry potatoes - photo step 4

5. Finely chop the pre-boiled chicken fillet.

diced chicken fillet - photo step 5

6. Cucumber cut into small cubes.

diced cucumber - photo step 6

7. Divide hard-boiled eggs into whites and yolks. Squirrels cut into small cubes.

diced chicken yolks - photo step 7

8. Finely chop the onion. If desired, it can be marinated in a solution of vinegar.

diced onion - photo step 8

9. Mix the chopped eggs, cucumber, chicken fillet, about a third of the fried potatoes and onions. Add mayonnaise and mix well.

cooking capercaillie nest salad - photo step 9

10. Mash the yolks with a fork, add finely chopped dill, a little mayonnaise and mix to make a thick slurry. Form small balls out of it.

mashed yolks - photo step 10

egg yolk balls - photo step 10.1

11. Put the salad on a flat plate, give the salad a rounded shape, make a small depression in the middle, this will be a nest.

cooking capercaillie nest salad - photo step 11

12. Put the fried potatoes on top.

cooking capercaillie nest salad - photo step 12

13. Put a few sprigs of dill or parsley in the “nest”, and also lay out impromptu testicles.

Salad "Capercaillie Nest" with chicken

14. Salad «Capercaillie Nest» with chicken is ready. Such a salad will decorate any festive table and your guests will be delighted. Enjoy your meal!

Salad «Capercaillie Nest» with chicken

Cooking video