Thrive Chicken Salad (Review & Tutorial)

Don’t you just love chicken salad?  Today for part of our Shelf Reliance party, I’m going to be reviewing their chicken salad.  And I’m going to tell you how easy it is to make it once you have the products!

Party Discount Reminder: Don’t forget that you need to contact Misty Marsh directly in order to recieve party pricing, which is 5%-50% off retail price! (Use this this price list.)  Just contact and let her know that your ordering from Jerri’s party. You can contact Misty via email: or via phone: 760-637-7296.  Or if you’d prefer, you can contact me directly via email, and I can forward your order information to Misty.
I always love to try new products, especially “new versions” of foods that I love.  As you may know, we eat a lot chicken, so I was excited to try the Thrive Chicken.  I recieved a sample of chicken, as well as a sample of onions and celery to make chicken salad. 
I’ve never prepared freeze dried foods before, so apart from being curious about the taste, I was curious about the process.  Lucky for me, it was very easy to make with just a few simple steps!
Here’s how you do it:
1. Combine chicken, celery, and onion in about 3 cups water in a sauce pan over high heat.
2. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low and simmer until reconstituted (about 10 minutes).
3. Put the mixture into a colander and let the water drain for about 10 minutes. Make sure to get all excess water out.
4. Set aside in the refrigerator until cool. 
5. Combine the cooled chicken mixture with 1/2 cup mayonnaise. Season the chicken mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Spoon onto bread or crackers.

Now how did we like it?  I can honestly say that we LOVED it!    Even as the salad cooked on the stove top, I could smell the onion cooking through.  Upon taking the mixture off the stove, I couldn’t help but taste a small bite of chicken and was intrigued at how the chicken had absorbed the flavor of the onions.
And the final product was delcious! My husband (the sometimes skeptic) was very impressed by the taste and just how flavorful it was, and particularly fascinated by the inclusion of the onions and celery in the package.
And we also loved the amount in the sample, which yielded seven sandwiches for us.  Overall we were very impressed by the product, and I’m very excited to try some of the other meats at Shelf Reliance.

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Want to host a party for Shelf Reliance or become a Shelf Reliance Consulant?  Email to Misty Marsh today for details. (And don’t forget to let her know that you came Jerri’s party!)

(I’m linking up to these parties.)


Disclaimer: For hosting this party for Shelf Reliance, I recieved free products to sample. The opinions are my own.


  1. wow, looks really great! I'm sure it tastes great too. Come on over tomorrow and link to my Tasty Tuesday party!

  2. Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING says

    Thanks for linking to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS, next Monday is Father's Day Favorite Recipes, hope to see you linking up again!

  3. Lisa@BlessedwithGrace says

    Jerri, what a neat product to review! Thanks for introducing me to these products and for linking up to TMTT. 🙂

  4. Miz Helen says

    Hi Jerri,
    Your Chicken Salad looks great! Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

  5. shopannies says

    love chicken salad there are so many different recipes for it and I love to try new ones all the time your recipe sounds awesome come see what I shared at

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