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    Does anyone have good chicken salad recipes you're willing to share? I'm trying to fix meals without having to use the oven -- TOO HOT here in Texas.

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    I like apples and pecans in my chicken salad.

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    I have one that always gets rave reviews from everyone that eats it.

    Chicken, either fresh or canned
    a couple of boiled eggs
    onions (optional)
    black pepper
    mayonaise to make creamy
    pickels (optional)
    and the 'secret recipe'.....chopped pecans! After all we are in Texas!!!
    Mix all ingredients together and chill.
    EMJOY!

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    Chicken, walnuts, green grapes, pineapple tidbits, celery (optional) and mayo or salad dressing. Original recipe from the late 60s called for serving in a pieshell, but I prefer it on a plate with a muffin.

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    Sassy Chicken Salad......

    1 can chicken chunks
    1 small can green chilis, chopped
    1/2 cup grapes, sliced in half
    1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
    1/2 cup chopped celery

    mix together first, then add to above items...
    2 tbsp. honey
    1/4 cup mayonaise

    Delicious! I make it sometimes for my club meetings and my husband loves it, too.

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    My favorite recipe uses turkey breast, but , you can use chicken of course!
    Two breast of turkey or 6 chicken breast
    cooked and chopped or diced.
    1 cup or more of whipped salad dressing( I use almost 2 cups)
    3 Tbsp. of poppy seeds
    2 cups of halved grapes
    1 cup coarsely chopped, roasted pecans
    salt and pepper to taste
    Serve on shredded lettuce with mixed tropical fruit and a pickle spear with saltine crackers. YUM!
    Going to cook my chicken right now , having this for lunch tomorrow :thumbup:

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    Chicken cubed
    red grapes
    onion
    mayo not miracle whip
    season to taste
    also pecans
    enjoy its my dinner tonight

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    I take chicken and boil it, then I chop it, then I add chopped celery (not too much), then I add seedless green grapes and pecans and Hellmanns mayonnaise. It is called fruited chicken salad.

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    My DH favorite:
    chicken, cubed
    Mayo
    Sour cream
    Chopped pecans
    Grapes (cut in half if big)
    Pineapple chunks
    Mandarin oranges
    small dash of curry

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    5 chicken breasts, cooked, cooled & diced
    2 stalks celery, chopped
    3 apples, chopped
    1 c. red grapes, halved
    1/2 c. toasted sliced almonds
    2 tbsp. chopped parsley
    1 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. pepper
    For dressing, mix together the following:
    2 tbsp sugar
    2 tbsp white vinegar
    2 tbsp sour cream
    3/4 c. mayo

    Toss dressing mixture into chicken mixture. Cool and enjoy.

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    I did this one yesterday in just a little while. Really good and a little different.



    Curry Chicken Salad

    4 lg. chicken breasts: boiled, drained, diced
    1 1/2 cups apple: peeled, diced
    1/2 cup celery: chopped
    1-1 1/2 cups whote seedless grapes: halved
    1 sm. bag sliced almonds: toasted

    Sauce:

    1 cup Mayo
    8 oz. heavy cream
    1/4 t. or less Curry powder
    2 t. Season All

    Pour sauce over chicken, fruit and nut mixture and refrigerate overnight.

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    To make a good chicken salad sandwich-- purchase croissants rolls-- fill with salad-- wrap in plastic and stick in fridge, the salad soaks into the roll and comes out tasting scrumptious. A little curry adds zing!

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    I usually just use chicken, celery, sweet relish and mayonnaise.

    Sometimes to dress it up, I add crushed pineapple with a bit of the juice.

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    I use cooked, chopped, chicken breast, Hellman's mayo, chopped up sweet pickles, celery and Craisins.

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    It's hot here in MI too! I serve this often, always a hit!

    Package broccoli slaw (Mann's brand here) in produce dept.
    Cooked and cooled coarse cut chicken breast meat
    Red grapes
    Cashew nuts (I use salted)
    Bottled slaw dressing, I use Marzetti's light or a poppy seed

    Combine in desired quantities to taste. Chill and serve with a roll or muffin. Popular with women also. Even my husband loves this, and he's a "meat eater"! Enjoy!
    Penny in Kalamazoo

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    1 cup mayonnaise
    4 oz cream cheese, softened
    6 tablespoons milk
    6 cups cooked chicken, diced
    1 cup finely diced celery
    1 cups grapes, halved or quartered
    Pecans, to taste, optional

    Blend mayonnaise and cream cheese. Add pecans and mix well. Set aside.

    Toss chicken, celery, grapes, and nuts with mayonnaise mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Refrigerate.

    Notes:

    I usually use 8 oz cream cheese and about 1 cups mayonnaise, then just add enough extra milk to thin a little.

    I always use lots of grapes.

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    Any of the above recipes made with celery, nuts, grapes and real mayo is a hit around here.

    My answer to hot weather is to buy a rotisseried chicken from the grocery store - you know they are fresh because they are made every day and all you have to do is cut up the meat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vat
    I did this one yesterday in just a little while. Really good and a little different.



    Curry Chicken Salad

    4 lg. chicken breasts: boiled, drained, diced
    1 1/2 cups apple: peeled, diced
    1/2 cup celery: chopped
    1-1 1/2 cups whote seedless grapes: halved
    1 sm. bag sliced almonds: toasted

    Sauce:

    1 cup Mayo
    8 oz. heavy cream
    1/4 t. or less Curry powder
    2 t. Season All

    Pour sauce over chicken, fruit and nut mixture and refrigerate overnight.
    I love Curry Chicken salad, but I add more curry powder (about a tsp) and add drained pineapple chunks, sliced banana (added just before serving). Coconut adds a great flavor to it if you have any. I don't use the Season All, just may, milk(cocnut milk is good, but don't add the flaked coconut)and curry powder. Any fruit you have on hand is good

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    Nice timing, I am making Chicken salad on Friday for our Quilt Club on Saturday Guess I better go get a coule more ingredients. These all sound so good.

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    my fav, cook a whole chicken on low for a couple hours in 2 tbsp salt and water when you think its done clean it up chop it up while its still warm it will fallapart add half packet good seasons italian dressing ( Dry ) packet chopped celery and add mayo to you taste awesome chicken salad

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    I served this one last night to my bunco group and they loved it.
    Cashew Chicken Salad
    * 2 cups diced cooked chicken
    * 1/2 cup chopped salted cashews
    * 1/2 cup chopped red apple
    * 1/2 cup chopped peeled cucumber
    * 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    * 1/2 teaspoon sugar
    * 1/2 teaspoon salt
    * Dash pepper
    * 6 lettuce leaves, optional
    * 6 kaiser rolls or croissants, split

    Directions

    * In a large bowl, combine the chicken, cashews, apple and cucumber. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sugar, salt and pepper. Add to chicken mixture and toss to coat.
    * Place a lettuce leaf if desired and 1/2 cup chicken salad on each roll bottom; replace tops. Yield: 6 servings.

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    Chopped chicken
    Chopped onion (optional)
    Mayonaise
    Sour cream
    Dash of orange juice
    A little garlic to taste
    Craisins (adds a sweet flaver)
    Seasoned salt

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    Quote Originally Posted by countrycottage
    Does anyone have good chicken salad recipes you're willing to share? I'm trying to fix meals without having to use the oven -- TOO HOT here in Texas.
    I season a chicken and place it in the slow cooker on high. Do this early in the morning. If you must leave to go to work, kick it on low for the rest of the day. When you get back, remove it from the juices and let all cool. Reserve the juice, but let the oil come to the top and discard. Keep the juices to use as broth in another dish or add a little to moisten the meat. The meat will literally fall off the bones. Use your favorite chicken salad recipe. Your kitchen will be nice and cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG
    Quote Originally Posted by countrycottage
    Does anyone have good chicken salad recipes you're willing to share? I'm trying to fix meals without having to use the oven -- TOO HOT here in Texas.
    I season a chicken and place it in the slow cooker on high. Do this early in the morning. If you must leave to go to work, kick it on low for the rest of the day. When you get back, remove it from the juices and let all cool. Reserve the juice, but let the oil come to the top and discard. Keep the juices to use as broth in another dish or add a little to moisten the meat. The meat will literally fall off the bones. Use your favorite chicken salad recipe. Your kitchen will be nice and cool.
    Never thought of this---thanks for idea. Will try it next time as we do eat a lot of Chicken salad all year in Hot Texas!

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    My favorite chicken salad is to make a traditional Waldorf salad and just add chicken or turkey diced into bite sized pieces.
    I serve it on a bed of romaine or spinich leaves. Yummy!

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