Favorite Chicken Salad

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Debbie Thurmond

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@debbiethurmond

The original recipe for this Chicken Salad came from a dear friend of mine who used to run a catering business. Since this was one of her specialties, I have tweaked it a bit to be different from her original. Everyone loves this salad, and it can be a simple or as elegant as you choose to make it. I love it on croissants, but it is equally good on a bed of lettuce. I ususally serve fresh fruit and chips or crackers as sides.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 2 c
    chopped, cooked chicken breast
  • 1 c
    celery, finely chopped
  • 2 c
    seedless grapes, halved (i use red or purple)
  • 3/4 c
    chopped pecans, walnuts, cashews or sliced almonds
  • 1 can(s)
    ( 11 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 c
    mayonnaise
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • ·
    extra nuts for garnish

How to Make Favorite Chicken Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine the chopped chicken breasts, celery, grapes, mandarin oranges and chopped nuts together in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine mayo, salt and pepper to taste. Whisk together.
  3. Add the mayo mixture to the chicken mixture and gently stir together to blend.
  4. Serve as a sandwich filling (I love the delicacy of this recipe served on sliced croissants) or as a stand alone salad on a bed of lettuce. Sprinkle with extra chopped nuts to garnish.
  5. VARIATION: I sometimes use fresh, sliced strawberries instead of the mandarin oranges. I have also used chopped apples. These combinations are really good as well.

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About Favorite Chicken Salad

Course/Dish: Chicken Salads
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy




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