Leftover chicken? Chicken Salad Recipe

Heather says:

Chicken salad is a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken. The pecans, celery, and apple all add flavor and crunch. Basil and lemon juice add a light touch of flavor.

Chicken Salad Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 – 2 cups cooked chicken – diced
  • 2 ribs celery chopped – roughly the same size as the chicken
  • 1/2 an apple cored and chopped – again, same size
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 2 TBSP mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ~1/2 tsp dried basil
  • salt/pepper to taste

Now this recipe is incredibly difficult, so pay close attention.

Chicken Salad Instructions

Mix the ingredients. (I do like to make this in the morning and let it hang out in the fridge for a few hours allowing the flavors to combine, but this is not critical.)

Spread on bread or crackers.

Serve.

Questions?

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Comments

  1. I like your version. In my version, I use cooked chicken, finely diced onion, finely diced celery, mayonnaise, and the secret ingredient: dill. You can use celery seed if you don’t have celery. I also make a crab salad using the same recipe, substituting mock crab meat for chicken. No measuring, just put however much of each thing you like or have on hand.

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  2. Ooooohhh very nice! I like using grapes instead of apples, myself.

  3. REALLY GOOD! WOULD MAKE AGAIN! INSTEAD OF PECANS I USED WALNUTS AND USED GOLDEN RAISINS AND ADDED MORE PEPPER FOR A LITTLE SPICY TASTE.

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