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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Chicken Salad

There is nothing fancy about this chicken salad. My secret is to mince everything up tincy tiny and use fresh herbs. The nice thing about chicken salad is that you can add what every you like~ apples, grapes, pecans, or almonds.

Chicken Salad
4 boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup celery, diced
1/2 cup onion, minced
1/4 cup flat parsley, basil
1/4 cup pickle relish
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Cook the chicken breasts, shred the chicken and dice into tiny chunks. Mince the onions, celery, parsley, and basil into tiny pieces. Blend together with relish and enough mayonnaise to bond the mixture together. Add salt and pepper to taste.
I had my plain chicken salad with a slice of avocado and a squeeze of lemon. I can almost taste that last bit of summer sunshine!

Y'all enjoy~
Sandi
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12 comments:

Homesick Texan said...

I like to add a dash of curry powder to mine as well--spices everything up a bit!

windycorner said...

My all time favorite. This is what I order off a menu if I'm not sure what's good. Ditto on the curry powder and I add a little lemon juice to brighten the taste. Think I'll have this for lunch.
Holley

justabeachkat said...

Your recipe sounds yummy. I love chicken salad since there is sooo many ways you can make it and they're all good. My favorite - chicken, mayo, celery, toasted pecans or walnuts and crasins. I'm actually have some today for lunch. Yum!

Hugs!
Kat

Char said...

chicken salad is one of my favorite things in the world... I've never tried basil in it before.

Lisa said...

This is really, really weird. I was just telling a lady I work with that I had never had chicken salad until about 3 months ago. A little cafe where I live makes it and adds it to an incredible lettuce type salad. Anyway I told her today that I have got to find a good recipe. Did you read my mind?

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Looks like one I'll need to try. My family loves chicken so I think this would be a keeper.

Blessings,

Sher

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Oh my! I love chicken salad! I also chop mine up tiny and I love to add pecans or walnuts and grapes or even cranberries!
Hope you are having a great day!

Nnairda's said...

I love chicken salad and your recipe with the avocado looks delish! I especially like everyone's idea of adding curry. I think I'll try.

Adriann

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

ummm ummmm I like mine with grapes. so yummy.

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Darius T. Williams said...

I love a good chicken salad. i have a recipe that I'm sooo reluctant to share only because EVERYONE loves it. This is a great recipe you have here...I'm going to give it a try!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

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Lori Lynn said...

Yum, looks great Sandi. YAY for stuffed avocados. Sometimes for breakfast I stuff an avocado with cottage cheese and top with fresh salsa. I like your idea of dicing up everything really small, more elegant that way...

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