Southern Style Chicken Salad Recipe

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Southern Style Chicken Salad

Melissa Smith-Heath

By
@msh59

I always get compliments on this whenever I make it.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1/2 c
mayonnaise
1/4 c
minced green onions
3 Tbsp
buttermilk
2 Tbsp
fresh dill or 1 tsp. dried
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1 lb
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 4)
1 c
white wine
1/8 tsp
black pepper
1 c
sliced water chestnuts
1 sprig(s)
fresh dill or 1 pinch dried
1 1/2 c
seedless grapes (red or green), halved
1/2 c
toasted pecan pieces
Bibb lettuce leaves (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Dressing directions:
Whisk first 5 ingredients together in small bowl. Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover & chill.
2Chicken Salad directions:
Arrange chicken in heavy medium skillet. Add wine, dill & pepper. Season with salt. Add water if necessary to cover chicken. Simmer until chicken is just cooked through, turning once, about 11 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate to cool.
3Cut chicken into 1/2" pieces. Place in large bowl. Add grapes and water chestnuts. Mix in enough dressing to coat mixture thoroughly. Reserve remaining dressing. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to develop flavors.
4Before serving, add additional dressing if necessary. Arrange on lettuce leaves & sprinkle with pecans. Or add pecans to mixture & serve on croissants. Garnish with fresh dill springs if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Chicken Salads, Salads
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern