Southern Style Chicken Salad

Southern Style Chicken Salad

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

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)

How to Make Southern Style Chicken Salad

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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Southern Style Chicken Salad

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern



Show 1 Comment & Review

10 Tips for Cooking With Kids

10 Tips for Cooking With Kids


With camps canceled, not all pools are opening (or with limited capacity), and fewer playdates than usual, keeping kids occupied can be challenging. To keep them from asking what’s to eat, get them in the kitchen. Cooking teaches math skills, lets kids learn how food gets to the table, and creates valuable memories. But… depending […]

16 Fresh Cucumber Recipes to Try This Summer

16 Fresh Cucumber Recipes to Try This Summer


Since cucumbers are 95% water, they help with hydration and are fantastic to add to your summer menu. They’re not just for tossing into a garden salad or slicing for a snack either. From soups to creamy and marinated salads, dips to drinks, here are 16 fresh cucumber recipes to try this summer.

15 Recipes You Can Make With a Bottle of Italian Dressing

15 Recipes You Can Make With a Bottle of Italian Dressing


We all have that partially used bottle of Italian dressing sitting in the fridge. If you’re staring at it wonder what can I use it for, we’ve got the answer. These 15 recipes all have Italian dressing as an ingredient and they’re not just pasta salad.