Chicken Salad Veronique With Nectarines

Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs

From the Seattle Times, July 25, 2005. I haven't made it yet, but it sounds wonderful to me, and perfect for an August evening.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the chicken breasts in a large saucepan and add water to cover. Season with 1 t salt. Bring just to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 10 to 15 minutes or until cooked through. Remove chicken from water and cool. Dice and put in large bowl.
  2. While chicken is cooking, toast the almonds in a skillet set over medium heat. Time 5 minutes or just until the almonds are beginning to turn golden. (Alternatively, toast almonds in a 350-degree oven for 15 minutes.) Let cool and coarsely chop.
  3. Mix together mayonnaise, yogurt, 2 T lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. Fold into the chicken, Stir in the thyme, celery, green onions and grapes. Cover and refrigerate several hours to chill and blend flavors.
  4. Just before serving, dice the nectarine and toss with the other tablespoon of lemon juice. Fold the nectarine and almonds gently into the salad.
Most Helpful

This was great! I skipped the nectarine because I'm not that innovative, and I used pecans rather than almonds although I think almonds would be good, too. I have used canned chicken (packed in water) for this recipe, and it is still good -- a great chicken salad sandwich recipe. This made a lot -- more like six servings. Thanks for sharing!

Chris Reynolds August 22, 2009

My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. He loves crunchy salads so the grapes and pecans were right up his alley. I was unable to find nectarines in our grocer, so I just skipped them, it was great without them.

morgainegeiser December 07, 2008

Great recipe. I am not big on the addition of nectarines but i tastes great without it.

Amaris Pizarro July 24, 2008