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chicken salad with fresh peaches

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Gretchen ***
Columbia, TN

Instead of the usual grapes and celery, try some fresh peaches and cucumber in chicken salad.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What a unique and fresh twist on chicken salad. Mixing mayo and sour cream create a yummy dressing. We never thought to add fresh peaches to chicken salad and we were in for a wonderful surprise. The peaches are sweet and mixed with the cucumbers giving this salad a fresh feel. There are just enough red onions to add a bite but not be overpowering. Sprinkling the chicken salad with toasted almonds adds a fantastic nutty flavor. A refreshing summer salad to have a hot day.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 20 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For chicken salad with fresh peaches

  • 2
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1
    cucumber, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 3
    peaches, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1/2 c
    red onion, diced*
  • 1 c
    almonds, slivered
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How To Make chicken salad with fresh peaches

  • Toasting almonds in a skillet.
    Toast the almonds: Place a single layer of nuts in a skillet. Over medium-low to medium heat, stirring constantly, toast until golden and fragrant. (Be careful not to burn them.) When cool store in an airtight container.
  • Poaching the chicken breasts.
    Poach the chicken breasts: Add chicken to a large pot of water, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, for about 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. I like to add a chicken bouillon cube and seasoned salt to my water for extra flavor, but it's not necessary.
  • Shredding cooked chicken breasts.
    Drain chicken breasts. When cool, shred (or dice if you prefer).
  • Whisking together mayo, sour cream, and lemon juice.
    In a bowl, combine mayo, sour cream, and lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Adding chicken, cucumber, peaches, and onion to the bowl.
    Add chicken, cucumber, peaches, and onion to the bowl. Mix gently.
  • Sprinkling chicken salad with toasted almonds.
    Chill. When ready to serve, sprinkle toasted almonds on top.
  • Different textures of the Chicken Salad With Fresh Peaches.
    * If you don't like the strong flavor of onions in your chicken salad, soak them in cold water for about 10 minutes and drain. This makes the flavor mild.