Leftover chicken? Chicken Salad Recipe

heatherHeather says:

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

This salad is a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken or turkey. The pecans, celery, and apple all add flavor and crunch to this chicken salad.

 

Chicken Salad Recipe

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 dried cranberries (optional)
  • 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.)

Serve with vegetables, as a sandwich, or as a wrap. There’s no wrong way.

Questions?



5 Comments

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  2. ARIS on April 27, 2011 at 8:40 pm

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

  3. Alysa on May 26, 2008 at 1:09 pm

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

  4. […] when choosing your spices and extras for your version.  Several months ago I posted a recipe for chicken salad.  This one works well with lightly seasoned cooked chicken and especially well with lemon pepper […]

  5. Lori on March 24, 2007 at 9:26 am

    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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