Saturday, August 6, 2011

Concetta's Signature Chicken Salad


Concetta's Chicken Salad
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Cool...creamy...dreamy chicken salad.....oh so good!
Homemade chicken salad is one of those go-to dishes for any occasion.
A picnic lunch, party food or just plain snacking!
We usually love to pair chicken salad and crossiants for the perfect sandwich ~
but it is also delectable filled in a crepe, slathered on toasted sour dough bread
or just spooned on a bed of greens!

prepared chicken ready to roast...
I always begin by roasting my chicken pieces.
Generously season with kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper.
Drizzle with olive oil and bake @ 350 for 35-45 minutes.
Tender and juicy every time!
  the beginnings of chicken salad...



Chicken Salad Concetta
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Roast 6 chicken breasts (with bone and skin) by rubbing each piece with olive oil.
Sprinkle with kosher salt and cracked black pepper.
Place chicken on a baking sheet and roast in a 350 degree oven for 35-45 minutes.
 (or until chicken is thoroughly cooked).
Once chicken is cool, remove from bone and dice into chunks.
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Fold in the following ingredients and mix well:
1/2 - 3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 -3 T sour cream
4 stalks celery, peeled and diced small
1 green apple, diced small
1 1/2 cup green grapes, cut in half or quarters
1/2 cup dried cranberries
kosher salt and cracked black pepper
1 c toasted walnuts, optional
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17 comments:

  1. Tell me why ALL of my goof ball children don't like chicken salad??? It really messes up my plans in life! Yours looks yummy though...I would like it.
    love ya,
    julie

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  2. Ooooh that looks sooo good! My husband and I had an afternoon reception for our wedding with chicken salad croissants! I can say they were delicious and a crowd pleaser--it's the only reception I've ever been to where I remembered the food!

    We've always used purple grapes, but green, apples, and cranberries sound amazing, too!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. You can also add toasted walnuts to this salad if you like...they are also delicious! I am so glad you like the recipe - it truly is wonderful. Jules- Ryan won't eat anything with mayo, sour cream or cream cheese...as you well know, he would rather be boiled in oil!!!

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  4. Oh, this must be the BEST chicken salad! Roasting the chicken makes for such moist meat...and I love all your additions. I need to try this soon~

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  5. Concetta,
    I'll have to make that for my son. He loves chicken salads. It looks so easy to make too. Thanks for sharing that yummy dish with us.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  6. Love it over the greens, sounds like a perfect summer dinner:@)

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  7. I love chicken salad! Nice touch the walnuts :)

    Visiting from Weekend Potluck!


    The Twerp and I

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  8. Concetta, This is calling my name! I need something cool and crisp in this dry heat. This is sure to do the thing!

    Thank you so much for linking up to "Made it on Monday"! :)

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  9. I want to thank you so much for sharing this beautiful, beautiful chicken salad recipe on last week's Fresh Food Friday....I wanted to feature you and this recipe, however,I couldn't find the link or button Concetta and there were over 100 recipes, so I had to select another post. I love your blog so much and want to feature you again very soon; thinking this: why not link it up again with a linky back to the party and I promise you that you'll be featured .... promise!

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  10. Concetta, you left such a sweet and wonderful comment on my blog. Thank you. The feeling is mutual. :-) Your signature chicken salad sounds great. I like all the fruit and walnuts you are adding. Thank you for sharing it with Vintage Recipe Thursday. Have a great rest of the week and weekend.

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  11. This chicken salad is something to look forward to! :) Thanks for dropping your link at the Weekday Potluck!

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. I hope to see you back tomorrow :)

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  13. Hi Concetta,
    I would just love to sit down with you and have a lovely dish of your wonderful Chicken Salad. That would be a very nice luncheon. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    See you soon!
    Miz Helen

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  14. I really like the look and sound of this fresh and delicious chicken salad - I always enjoy salads with fruit and nuts in them. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul Hop and Feed Me Tweet Me, Concetta. Hope you have a lovely week!

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  15. Oh, yum! This is one of my favorites! I love the dried cranberries added, I need to try this. I use most of this in my chicken salad too. Thanks for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  16. THANK YOU so much for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I'd like to invite you back this week.
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you again!

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  17. Hello again Concetta! I just wanted to let you know that your gorgeous chicken salad is one of my featured recipes today on Let's Do Brunch. Thank you so much for sharing it. Hope you are having a lovely week!

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