Sunday, March 29, 2009

Chicken Salad



We finally had our first nice day of spring today (between the dark clouds and drizzle), so I wanted something to commemorate this sunny Sunday so I tried my hand at making my first ever chicken salad. I really just kind of threw things together that I have had in various types of salad and my husband created a sauce that he thought would complement the ingredients well. Our daughter is home from Denver for spring break so she got to be our taste tester....she thought it was awesome!!!


½ C. - Chopped Cashews
1 - Lemon Pepper Rotisserie Chicken Breast
1 C. - Sliced Red Seedless Grapes
1 - Small Diced Gala Apple
2/3 C. - Miracle Whip
2 Tsp. - Lemon Juice
2 Tsp. - Honey
2 Tsp. - Dijon Mustard
1/8 Tsp. - Paprika
Salt & Pepper

Dice the chicken into a mixing bowl; toss it with the grapes, apples, and nuts. In another bowl mix together the ingredients for the sauce and season to taste. Combine the sauce with the chicken mixture until fully combined. Serve cold either on crackers as a snack, on bread for a Sammie or as we did in hollowed out apples for a light lunch.


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15 comments:

Cathy said...

Love the addition of cashews and grapes. This looks delicious.
Can you believe this weather!!! My yard is a swamp.

Selba said...

What a great idea to make a bowl from apples!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I think chopped grapes and apples would give chicken salad a GREAT taste.

Donna-FFW said...

So love the idea of a honey mustard chicken salad and I think its fantastic how you put it in the apples!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I think this is my new favorite chicken salad Mary Beth. I love that you serve in apples, very chic!

5 Star Foodie said...

This is the best chicken salad I've ever seen! Love the nuts and grapes in it and so neat to serve it inside the apples!

Grace said...

lovely presentation of some tasty chicken salad! i love the grapes, apples, and cashews. :)

teresa said...

The apples were a great idea, these look wonderful!

Cheryl said...

Looks tasty, and I love the presentation!

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty!

Debbie said...

The chicken salad looks so good in the apples. What a great idea!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Love this chicken salad! What would we do without rotisserie chickens? They're such a time saver (and so tasty too)!

Maris said...

I love your hollowed out apple serving bowls! I've been on a chicken salad kick lately so this would be a nice way to spice it up.

Lisa said...

I'm not much of a chicken salad fan but you do make the cutest bowls!!

Sophie said...

I love chicken salad and I like how you served it, what a yummy creative idea :).

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