I should have ordered a pound of curried chicken salad from Bluebird Bakery here
in Glendale instead of the half pound I walked out with. The reason? When I arrived home, I just had to taste. One taste led to another, and that’s why the mound of this yummy chicken salad in the photo looks, well, a tad small.
I had gotten a couple requests for the recipe, the latest of which was from Linda B., a Boone County, Kentucky Recorder reader. “Could you possibly get the recipe for curried chicken salad that the Bluebird Bakery Cafe in Glendale makes? It is the most delicious curried chicken salad recipe I’ve ever tasted”, she said.
Jenny Dennis, proprietor and chef has a good thing going at her bakery. You can tell she and her staff love what they do by the way the food is served and the kind of food they make. From sweet pastries to teas to savory entrees, Bluebird Bakery is one of those places you just feel well fed and nurtured.
Jenny grew up in Sharonville. After attending the Culinary Arts Academy in Cincinnati, she honed her culinary and pastry chef skills in various restaurants, hotels and catering industries both here and North Carolina.
Jenny financed the start of the bakery with a handshake and never looked back.
Twenty years later Jenny is still serving a good dash of love along with a healthy portion of tasty food.
Bluebird Bakery’s curried chicken salad
Jenny usually makes this in 5 pound batches, and was gracious enough to develop a recipe for the home cook.
1/2 Pound Chicken breast, boneless, baked and diced
1 rib celery, diced
1/4 cup diced onion
1/8 cup raisins
1/4 Granny Smith apple diced
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise or to taste
Toss together the chicken, celery, onion, raisins and apple.
In a separate bowl, combine the mayonnaise and spices.
Pour over the chicken mixture, stir and enjoy.
Jenny Dennis/Bluebird Bakery
29 Village Square
Glendale Ohio 45246