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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Chicken Salad Recipe


It's Tuesday once again, so that means it's time for Gumbo Writer to pull out her trusty recipe file and share something good with her friends. Today's offering is something my family loooooves. It's perfect party food too, and yes, it's great for using up leftovers and staples you probably already have on hand.

But before we begin, let's all take (or re-take) the Home Cook's Pledge I originally posted here:


"I will henceforth and forever after not feel guilty when a member of this household accuses me of not providing for their nutritional needs. I know there is plenty of food in this house. And in fact, the very next time I hear words to the contrary, I will smack the offender in the head with this wooden cooking utensil and take myself out to dinner. This I do swear, on the ____ day of _____ month, 20__, in the sacred names of Betty Crocker, Aunt Jemima and Chef Boyardee."

Best Ever Chicken Salad

1 roasted chicken (found at bigger store's deli already prepared)
2 cups fat-free mayo (I use Duke's), or more to taste
1 cup Craisins
1 cup nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts, pine nuts or a mixture)
1 small green apple, skin on and chopped small
2 cups seedless grapes, cut in half

Debone chicken and cut in small cubes. Mix all other ingredients in and stir well. Voila! You've got an awesome sandwich spread, cracker dip or even a nice side dish with soup. I've also put the chicken salad on lettuce bowls.
Before and After pics:




















24 comments:

Kathryn Magendie said...

Good Morning! :-)

Suldog said...

Love the pledge :-)

Ang said...

It's only 8:30 a.m. here and already I am craving Chicken Salad. I have never heard of putting Craisins in chicken salad, but sounds scrumptous.

Another great recipe to add to my collection. Thanks Angie.

Small Footprints said...

Love the pledge ... I think something large ... say 8x10 (feet that is) ... nicely framed and hung on the largest wall I have. Yep ... that ought to do it!

Small Footprints
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Melissa Marsh said...

Leave out the nuts and it looks perfectly yummy! ;-)

kimmirich said...

Craisins? I never thought about. Yum, thanks, Angie!!!

Barbara said...

I took the pledge and the recipe sounds yummy!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Good afternoon, Ms. Kat. Just getting in from Mom's, so am way behind as usual. Hope your day's a great one!

Why, thank you, Suldog.

Ang, glad you like. You really must try it. All the flavors mixed together makes a delicious and easy dish.

LOL, Small. Maybe post it to the fridge?

Angie Ledbetter said...

Melissa, unless you have a nut allergy (and if so, glad that doesn't apply to cyber-friends!), the are what makes the salad yummy and crunchy. I guess you could add more apples and maybe some celery instead. (eww)

You're so welcome, Kimmi. (And thank YOU for the too cool postcards!)

Good job, Barb! Love that pledge.

Travis Erwin said...

My boys love Craisins but they are entirely too healthy for my liking.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Travis, just pretend they're candy and it helps. :)

Terri Tiffany said...

Oh wow does that look good!! I love chicken salad but trying to find a mayo that loves me:)) Off to make dinner but will be wishing I was eating that instead!

Candy said...

Yum! Did you see my recipe on the back of the Duke's mayo jar? Chocolate jumbles...

Angie Ledbetter said...

Terri, I'll eat some for you. I just happen to have some on hand. :)

Hey, Candy (love your blog), but I missed your recipe on the jar! Where can I get a copy...or a jar? Maybe you can sign it for me.

colbymarshall said...

For some reason, anytime I think of "cubes of chicken" I get this picture of a chicken trapped inside of a transparent rubick's cube. No, I'm not strange...

Rachel Burton said...

When I saw this post title, I was hoping there'd be grapes involved; I love the chicaken salads with fruit! Awesome pledge, too!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Colby, I think I'll try to make you one of those poultry rubic's cubes for Christmas. :)

Thanks, Rachel. Hope you took the pledge.

JyLnC said...

I love the Craisins addition - it sounds like a winner.

Linda said...

That sounds delicious! And I love your pledge as well. The little recipe box in the picture is exactly like one my Mom used to have. What a great post!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks jylnc.

:) to you, Linda.

GardenAuthor said...

Love the pledge, but as the only human in the house, I don't think it works for my five 4-legged "kids." Your recipe sounds delicious and I'm sure I'd have lots of "customers" during the cubing process. At 20ยบ, however, I'm more in the mood for chicken soup.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hey, chicken soup sounds good too!

Cooking and the City said...

hopefully we'll be getting some warm weather soon in Aus! this sounds the perfect recipe for then :-)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Cook, i really is. And since we have so much warm weather here in the ol' Deep South, we can enjoy it close to year round. Thanks for visiting.

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