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fruited chicken salad

Recipe by
Diane C.
Anytown, TX

I had this for lunch in a little German restaurant. I loved it and decided to make my own. Perfect for a hot summer's day.

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For fruited chicken salad

  • 1 c
    cooked chicken, sliced or cubed
  • 1 can
    pineapple tidbits, 8 oz. (chunks)
  • 1/2 c
    red seedless grapes, halved
  • 1 lg
    egg, hard boiled, separated yolk/egg white
  • 1/4 c
    celery, minced fine
  • 1/4 c
    onion, minced fine
  • 1/4 c
    pecans, for topping
  • 1
    egg yolk, hard boiled (see above)
  • 1 tsp
    dijon mustard
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    lemon juice

How To Make fruited chicken salad

  • 1
    Shred the chicken. Drain the pineapple, (save the juice to make some Pineapple Lemonade). Slice the grapes. Place in a medium bowl.
  • 2
    Halve the hard boiled egg and separate the yolk into a small bowl. Chop the egg white into small pieces and add to the chicken mixture. Stir to combine.
  • 3
    For the dressing: Mash the egg yolk in a small bowl. Add the dijon mustard and the mayo. Add the lemon Juice and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 4
    Pour the dressing over the chicken mixture. Stir to coat. Chill one hour before serving. Place a lettuce leaf on a plate. Put a scoop of chicken salad in the middle of the lettuce leaf. Top with pecan pieces. Enjoy!
  • 5
    Notes: I like red grapes, but green ones will work as well. This is wonderful for a light lunch.