Debbie Burbank Recipe

Uncle Wiley's Chicken Salad

By Debbie Burbank Butterfly2580


Recipe Rating:
Serves:
6 to 8
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
No-Cook or Other
178 Comments:

Debbie's Story

My Uncle Wiley lives in Winter Haven Florida. We try to visit him a couple of times a year. I love to cook, so I cook while I am there, unless we are going to some of the great restaurants in the area. But he makes the best Chicken Salad I have ever eaten. I brought this recipe home with me. My family and friends absolutely love it, so I thought that I would share it with you.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Yum! The addition of sour cream adds a delicious tang that we can't get enough of! Delightful.

Ingredients

4 c
poached chicken (diced)
1 c
celery (finely chopped)
1 c
pecans (chopped)
1 c
Craisins
1 1/2 c
white seedless grapes (cut in fourths)
1 c
white raisins
4 oz
sour cream
1 c
Kraft mayonnaise
salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Poach chicken (boneless skinless) breast. This takes the longest amount of time, I often cook my chicken the day before and store it in a Ziplock bag in the fridge. When you are ready to make the salad you dice the chicken
2
In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients; salt and pepper to taste. You may need a little more mayonnaise.
3
I serve it with crackers, or it makes a great sandwich with lettuce and tomatoes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken Salads
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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178 Comments

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Carol Lett 4nanna
Jul 30, 2014
I have made this quite often through the years and never the same twice in a row! Use whatever fruit (apples, grapes, pineapple) and nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds) I have. I also add some cumin which gives it a little pow and celery.
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Elizabeth Vigil artsbeth123
May 18, 2014
I am making this recipe again and again this time for my first grandchild ' s baby shower. I omit the craisins I find they make this salad too sweet.
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Tami Hartlaub tami4gsd
Aug 20, 2013
This is a fantastic chicken salad! The best I've ever had. It will become a classic in my house. I used light mayo and sour cream and it was still sensational. Great job Uncle Wiley!
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Chris Albritton Chalb
Jul 10, 2013
If you don't want to poach the chicken or are in a hurry, a rotisserie chicken from your local grocer works very well and the bones, skin, etc. boiled with water makes a really good chicken broth!
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Karen Renne Karen_Renne
Jul 6, 2013
My sister lives in Winter Haven!!!