Summer Essentials: Honeyed Chicken Salad
Andy Anderson !
So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.
THE CHICKEN SALAD
8 ozchicken breasts, cooked and diced
3/4 ccelery, small dice
1/2 cmayonnaise, plain variety
1/2 cdried cranberries
1/4 csour cream
1/4 cpecans, chopped
2 Tbspfresh clover honey
1/4 tspwhite pepper, freshly ground
1 - 2 pinchsalt, kosher variety, fine grind
1 - 2 dash(es)hot sauce, i prefer frank’s
How to Make Summer Essentials: Honeyed Chicken Salad
- Chicken Breasts
No chicken… No worries. I have made this recipe with turkey breasts, pork; even ham.
Pecans are good; however, use what you have. And, to amp things up a bit, toast them before adding to the chicken salad.
The cranberries give this recipes bites of sweet; however, raisins would work, or possibly other chopped dried fruit. Have fun with it.
- Diced Chicken Breast
This is the recipe I use to make the diced chicken.
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