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Chicken Salad

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Description

This is Chicken Salad the way I like it. The great thing about this recipe is, you can use the steps and ingredients as a basis for your own unique recipe, adding and subtracting whatever makes you skirt fly up.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Cut Up Fryer Chicken
  • 2 stalks (to 3 Stalks) Celery, Chopped
  • 3 whole Green Onions, Chopped
  • 2 cups (to 3 Cups) Grapes, Halved
  • ½ cups Mayonnaise
  • ½ cups Plain Yogurt Or Sour Cream
  • ½ cups Half-and-half
  • A Small Handful Of Fresh Dill, Minced
  • ½ cups Slivered Almonds
  • 1 Tablespoon (to 2 Tablespoons) Brown Sugar
  • Juice Of One Lemon
  • Kosher Salt To Taste
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper To Taste

Preparation

Rinse chicken thoroughly and place in a large pot of water. Turn on the heat and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer until chicken is done (about 45 minutes to an hour). When you are ready, remove the chicken from the pot and place on a plate. With your fingers or a fork, pull all of the meat off the bones, chop into bite-sized chunks and set aside.

Chop all of your fruits and veggies and place them in a bowl with the chicken.

In another bowl mix mayonnaise, yogurt (or sour cream), lemon juice, brown sugar and salt and pepper to taste.

Add fresh herbs (dill, oregano, cilantro…whatever makes your skirt fly up) and if you’re feeling a bit brazen throw in a dash of cayenne pepper!

When the dressing tastes just right (you must taste test for appropriate saltiness especially), pour it over the chicken/veggie/fruit mixture and stir gently until everything is thoroughly mixed. If you are feeling naughty add a sprinkling of bacon bits.

Allow the salad to chill for several hours (or even overnight). Serve on a bed of lettuce or in a sandwich or heck, eat it straight out of the bowl with a serving spoon.

Try it soon – you’ll love it!

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elainamarie on 1.22.2010

This is hands down my favorite chicken salad recipe. Love this! I completely forgot to pick up some dill at the store but it was still delish.

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nancy erspamer on 1.14.2013

Wow this is good! Thanks Ree! I just LOVE this website!

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kj on 5.8.2012

Very good! Kids loved it too!

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sarahbeth124 on 4.29.2012

I’m someone who has little to no skill in the kitchen, even I can make this yummy dish. Its a winner!

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laura on 2.1.2012

wow, this is by far the best chicken salad i have ever had!!!!! the fresh dill really took it to another level. i just had this for lunch with ritz crackers, i’m trying so hard to not eat the entire recipe by myself! thanks Ree!

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julieola on 8.2.2011

Love this stuff!! It has become a staple at my work’s potlucks.

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