Thursday, September 15, 2011

chick salad

I've been wanting to make my own chicken salad for quite some time. If you live near an Earth Fare - then you should try their craisin-pecan-chicken salad. It is SOOOO delicious. I was trying to replicate this recipe. And this one isn't exact - but it's pretty close.
This time we used grapes and walnuts - but next time I'm going to try craisins and pecans.
We even doubled the recipe and had waaay too much. Next time I'll just use the recipe - but doubling would be good for a summer event with friends. 
Do you see that Schuncks sour cream? Schnucks is one of our grocery stores up here in the north. I still think it's a funny name for a store selling food - it sounds like a store for lovers or lover items. I actually call it schnookies sometimes.

Recipe:
  • 2 cups diced chicken (either from a rotisserie chicken - or Tom took our chicken breasts -put some olive oil and pepper on them and baked them in the oven for 25 min at 350 - and it worked just fine)
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup mayo
  • 2 tbs sour cream
  • 1 cup seedless grapes sliced
  • 3 green onions - with some green - thinly sliced (I left this out and it was still fine)
  • 1 rib celery, thinly sliced (I also left this out)
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces or pecan pieces
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey or to taste (I think we ended up using about 2 tsps)
Serves 4-6. It's best if you make it at night and let all the flavors mesh before eating.

I keep thinking today is Friday. But thank goodness it's Friday tomorrow. Maybe I should sing the Friday Song.

2 comments:

  1. so cool; thanks. i love this salad too and was going to use a different dressing such as earthfare buttermilk ranch. i'll let you know what it tastes like.

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  2. Thank you for the recipe! I made it today and you were right on - very, very close. I love it :)

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