Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tasty Tuesday ~~ Primo Chicken Salad

This is one of my most favorite recipes. (Yep, it's easy, quick and delicious.) It always makes me think of my mom, as it was one of hers too. Once you try this winner, I bet it'll become one of yours. 

Primo Chicken Salad

1 roasted deli chicken (or 6 thighs you cook), skin removed & cut into chunks) 
     *I like to season & oven bake the thighs 
1 cup Craisins (or dried cranberries)
1 1/2 cups Duke's sugar free mayo
1 cup nuts of your choice (walnuts, pecans & almonds work well) 
     *Or a combo of different types 
2 cups green or red seedless grapes cut in half

Mix together all ingredients, and voila! You've got the best salad for sandwiches on hearty grain bread or a wonderful companion dish for green salad or quiche. 

Ca c'est bon! (It's good!) 

**The last time I made this from leftover baked chicken, I didn't have Craisins or nuts on hand, so threw in trail mix instead. Turned out great. :) 

What's your favorite go-to recipe? Inquiring, hungry minds wanna know! 


Angie Ledbetter said...

As with most (all?) of my recipes, you can adjust the seasonings and add more or less of most items without changing the good outcome. ;)

Karen said...

Angie, I'm going to do this tonight with my leftover chicken. Yay! Oh, and I love your new hobbie-those photos are great. I still have so much to learn about my camera-but I love taking pics, too. :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Oh boy! Bet you'll really enjoy it. YES, am having a ball with the photo hobby. (It's set on Auto, so there's nothing I "have" to learn to enjoy it right now. Maybe later I'll look into more settings, etc.) :) Hugs

Jen Chandler said...

This sounds like something my mom would LOVE! I'll be passing it along to her if you don't mind :D

Thanks for sharing,

KarenG said...

This sounds so good right now!

Jessica Nelson said...

Hmm, not sure I've had a salad like what you've got pictured. Thanks for the recipe!

Angie Ledbetter said...

You're welcome ladies! Hope you get to try it soon.

Small Footprints said...

Oh Yum! I'm thinking that I could leave out the chicken, perhaps substitute with some baked firm tofu, and turn it into a vegetarian delight. Of course, you had me at "easy, quick and delicious". :-)

Angie Ledbetter said...

I think that would work wonderfully well. ;)

Jan Rider Newman said...


Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh, yum! I LOVE LOVE LOVE chicken salad with craisins and walnuts! (although my kiddo is allergic so I can't make it at home) Wah!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks, Jan & Jennifer. (Jenn -- maybe you can substitute another crunchy item into the salad?)

Miz Helen said...

Hi Angie,
I am so excited to meet you. This is a wonderful Chicken Salad and I love the combination of your flavors. Hope you have a wonderful week and a special Valentine Day. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
Miz Helen
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