Fruity Nutty Chicken Salad

13
Gordon Savell

By
@CookingDad

Every time someone new tries it, I have a new fan. My sister and I made it at mom and dad's 50th. It was a real hit.

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Apples, grapes, and nuts in a chicken salad adds fantastic texture and flavor. Cooking the chicken in the pressure cooker with the seasonings enhances the flavor of the chicken. This is a well balanced and delicious chicken salad. It's tasty on its own. Or, serve it on a flaky, buttery croissant. If you're a fan of chicken salad, you're going to enjoy this recipe.

Note: If you don’t have a pressure cooker, just roast your chicken in the oven at 325 for 30 minutes. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 10 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Maybe 6 - 8
Prep:
40 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 5 large
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bunch
    seedless grapes (1 1/2 - 2 pounds)
  • 2 large
    red delicious apples
  • 1 jar(s)
    mayonnaise, 30 oz.
  • 1 pkg
    chopped walnuts, 4 oz
  • 1 pkg
    chopped pecans, 4 oz
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    seasoned salt
  • 1 tsp
    Emeril's Original Essence Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper

How to Make Fruity Nutty Chicken Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. I use a pressure cooker but you can boil the chicken breasts. Place 5 breasts in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add seasonings. I use seasoning salt, garlic powder, pepper, and Emeril's Essence.
  3. Then add water to cover chicken by 1-2". Cook for 20 - 25 mins.
  4. In a big bowl, shred chicken breast (remove all fat as you go).
  5. Add grapes. I usually cut mine in 4-6 pieces...nice little chunks.
  6. Add a good covering of walnuts and pecans.
  7. Add the Red Delicious apples. I cut mine into maybe 1/2" chunks. I peel mine but you may like the skin.
  8. Add a jar of mayo. Salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Mix well so you get a little of everything in every bite.
  10. I like mine on regular old saltine crackers but I am sure it would be good on toast as well. It is even good by itself.

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About Fruity Nutty Chicken Salad

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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