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.


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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)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Dressing directions:
Whisk first 5 ingredients together in small bowl. Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover & chill.
2
Chicken 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.
3
Cut 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.
4
Before 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