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Chicken Salad

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I've seen lots of you post that you often eat chicken salad. Does anyone have a good recipe for it? I've never made it before, but it's sounding pretty good! I'm pregnant right now and my cravings seem to be constantly changing - and I'm in the mood for something new! Thanks!!


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I love my chicken salad recipe. Unfortunatly it is not written down! I take some cut up chicken, mix with mayo and curry (this can be to your taste). Then throw in some walnuts, celery, green onion and grapes. I either put it over lettuce or eat on bread. Very tasty, now I have a craving!

Hez

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Chicken salad used to be one of my favorites!!!!! (I can't eat it anymore due to other intolerances)

I like mine a little bit more "processed" so I run mine through the food processor briefly, but you certainlydon't have to do that.

Cube 1 lb chx, cook on stovetop with olive oil, salt, pepper (and I often put in a small amount of lemon pepper seasoning)

Chop celery, green onions, red onions.

Mix with mayo, a few small squirts of dijon mustard, and a small amount of fresh lemon juice.

(At this point, I put it all in the food processor to mix it up, and then add veggies or mayo as necessary. otherwise, you can just mix it up in a bowl to your taste. everytime i make it, it tastes a little different)

I love to eat it plain, eat it on cucumber slices (esp if the salad is processed...then kind of like a "dip"), or put it in lettuce leaves. YUMMY!

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My favorite chicken salad is this...

Cubed cooked chicken, mayo, garlic, dill seasoning, parmesian cheese, one apple peeled and chopped, chopped walnuts or peacans, and if you want some grapes. I usually do 2-3 chicken breasts, then the rest to taste. Don't forget the dill!!! mmmmm serve on crackers or bread or veggies, or just eat it!!

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My favorite is cubed chicken, minced apples, minced walnuts, minced celery, mayo, grainy mustard and a little bit of horseradish.

Mincing the apples, walnuts and celery into small pieces makes it all stick to the chicken better. YUM!

I haven't made this in a while. It sounds SOOO good right now...

Nancy


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i usually just mix and match with whatever ingredients I'm craving/have around, so here are a collection of things I've mixed in (not all at once, of course) for inspiration:

celery, celery seed, mayo, dijon mustard, grapes, curry powder, peanuts, bacon, avocado, water chestnuts, lemon juice (always), and raisins.

I find myself trying out a new combo every 2 weeks or so and just snacking on it for several days. Haven't found a bad one yet...


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:) Chicken salad, yummm -my favorite lunch. The way I make it is just a variation on others, but I will add that Helmanns has a canola mayo now if you need soy free and it is SO GOOD. Tastes the same as regular. Also, the EnergE wheat free crackers-omg taste almost like saltines. Another way to make chicken salad really great is to put about 2 cups cubed chicken in a food processor with some onion, and a block of cream cheese (if you can have dairy) and blend it all together and season to taste--makes a great dip type of chicken salad. You can add nuts, celery-whatever to it.

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Wow!! Thanks for the responses!! I was prepared to write down a recipe or two...but I think I'll just print that whole page and take to the store with me! So, from the sounds of it - just throw in whatever you want... no measuring involved? That's my kind of cooking! I know that celery is just as much a part of Chicken Salad as the Chicken is....but it won't kill the salad if I leave it out, will it? (I'm not a fan of little chunks of celery in anything.) Hmm... I might try it processed as a dip - sounds tempting! Yum Yum! Thanks!

Oh! Forgot to ask - has anyone tried the Tyson packaged chicken that's already cooked? It's like in a red bag type thing by the tuna. Is it gluten-free? Would it work in chicken salad and save me time by not having to cook the chicken?


Diagnosed by biopsy with Celiac at age 1 in 1984.

No other health problems.

Hubby - no health problems.

Mallory (2 year old daughter) - no known health problems at this time.

Hannah (born 04/02/07) - no problems yet!

Family - no one diagnosed with Celiac - ever - to our knowledge. (Lucky me!)

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here's mine

1 can (540 mL) White Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained

~280g Chicken Breast, shredded

1/2 cup finely diced red onion

1/4 cup chopped fresh basil (must be fresh!)

2 plum tomatos, seeded & diced

1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 tsp grated lemon rind

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

In bowl, stir together beans, chicken, red onions, basil, tomato, oil, lemon rind and pepper. You could serve it over lettuce, but i eat it just alone.

--matt

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If you're not a fan of chunk/diced celery...have you tried celery seed...sold in the spice section. It gives a little of the flavor without the "celery" texture.

Chicken Salad:

chicken

boiled egg

Relish (sweet and dill)

possibly diced scallion/green onion

Mayo

dot of mustard

dash of celery seed

salt/pepper

Eat with Ener-G gluten-free saltine crackers...yummy!


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I really enjoy a 'Warm Chicken Salad'.

Cut a chicken breast into strips - coat it in your preferred herbs/seasonings, stir fry the chicken in a wok.

Make a salad of lettuce, avacado, cherry tomatoes, cucumber & capsicum (bell peppers).

Make a dressing of oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic & brown sugar.(warm the dressing to melt the sugar).

Place the chicken strips on top of the salad and drizzle the dressing over the chicken.

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I would take cooked chicken, shred it, toss with shredded cabbage, and add a tangy dressing - either an asian dressing, or something lemony. But that's just what sprang to mind, and the fact that I hate mayo, which is in most 'chicken salads'.


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