Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad

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298
Calories
Kcal
25
Protein
gm
16
Fat
gm
10
Carbs
gm
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nonveg
Nonveg
recipepreparationtime
0:30

Ingredients

  • listcheckboneless, skinless (raw) chicken breasts, cut into 2 1/2-inch chunks (or 2 to 3 cups cooked chicken meat) 453.6 g
  • listcheckcelery, chopped 2.0 stalks
  • listcheckred bell pepper, seeded and chopped 0.5
  • listcheckto 6 green olives, pitted and minced 4.0
  • listcheckchopped red onion 59.1 ml
  • listcheckto 1 whole apple, cored and chopped 0.5
  • listcheckiceberg head lettuce, sliced and chopped 0.3 head
  • listcheckmayonnaise 5.0 Tbsps
  • listcheckplum preserves, or any sweet berry preserve (or a lesser amount of honey) 1.0 Tbsp
  • listcheckfresh squeezed lemon juice 2.0 tsps
  • listcheckSalt and pepper to taste 1.0 serving
  • Method

  • Step-1
    1 Poach the chicken (skip if using already cooked chicken): Bring a pot with 2 quarts of well salted water (1 tablespoon salt) to a boil.
  • Step-2
    Add the chicken breast (cut into large chunks) and return the water to a simmer. Then turn off the heat, and cover the pot.
  • Step-3
    Let the chicken sit for 15 minutes (time it) or more while you prepare everything else.
  • Step-4
    2 Make the dressing: Prepare the chicken salad dressing in a large bowl.
  • Step-5
    Mix together the mayonnaise, preserves, and lemon juice. Taste for the proper balance of sweetness and acidity. The salad dressing should not be too sweet, nor too sour.
  • Step-6
    Add more preserves or lemon juice until you have reached the balance you want.
  • Step-7
    Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Step-8
    Mix in the chopped celery, bell pepper, olives, red onion, and apple.
  • Step-9
    Remove the chicken from the poaching water and dice it. (Or dice already cooked chicken if that is what you are using for this salad.)
  • Step-10
    Mix it in with the dressing and vegetables.
  • Step-11
    Add lettuce: At this point you can make ahead. When ready to serve, fold in the sliced and chopped iceberg lettuce.
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