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A cafe across the street from my work serves this on a cranberry ciabatta roll, now I know how to make it at home! I add a few extra walnuts and chop up some dried cranberries as well. Delicious!
We so enjoyed this. It's simple and delicious. One can always trust Julia! Thanks for posting, we'll enjoy it again.
Old Norfolk Va. Recipe is a twist on Julia's recipe only BETTER! My Grandmother made the BEST "Chic-Sal" for her "Bridge Ladies". She would boil 2 chickens in lightly (sea) salted and peppered water; let it cool in the water for 1 hr. ("let the chicken bathe") skim off fat and save the broth for stock later; skin and debone breasts. (save the dark meat for soup with the saved stock) and cover in frig for 1 hr.+-; cut up chic in nice bite-sized chunks; add chopped celery (not too fine), sweet onion (not too much: "it is a spice- treat it that way"), walnuts, pinch of fresh basil , fresh ("is there any other") black pepper, lightly sea salt to taste, Helman's Mayo., dash of red wine vinegar,T. of orange marmalade (or apricot jam). Toss lightly- "you want it a 'tad-bit' dry" ( it becomes watery with the celery and mayo). Stuff it in a half ripe tomato, dash with paprika, and a sprig of parsley or water cress, and bed in cold, crisp iceberg lettuce with tangerine slices or watermelon pickle. "Ooooeeee, mmmm!" Alice Doughtie
This was really good! I has left over smoked turkey and actually ate all of my leftovers! The taragon in the recipe was great!
This is pretty good. I would make it again. I made this salad with a leftover chicken I had made on me rotisserie grill. I left out the romaine to be added when served. I also left out the nuts.
I used to get an unbelieveable Chicken Taragon Salad Sandwich with Almonds at the Au Bon Pain kiosk in the food court at the mall...I've been dying to try to replicate the aforementioned sandwich, so when I found this recipe I took it and altered it slightly and I really think it worked! I began by tossing the cooked chicken in a combo of the required salt/pepper/olive oil/lemon juice and let it sit for 5 minutes before proceeding with the remainder of the recipe...I reduced the celery by half, switched the walnuts to slivered almonds and used the romaine as a garnish instead of IN the mixture as the instructions originally require...It was heavenly and a HUGE hit at a 'work' luncheon I hosted...Thank you for posting it and thank you Julia Childs!
I liked this very much. I used leftover turkey from Thanksgiving and made sandwiches using this recipe. Thanks for the post.
This is a wonderful recipe. I cooked a whole chicken in the crockpot first and then used both dark and white meat for this recipe. I left out the walnuts and used a red onion instead of scallions.
Definitely deluxe! I'm sure I couldn't improve on any creation by Julia Child - so I followed the recipe verbatim. I used Hellman's Light & omitted the yucky walnuts. It made a delicious sandwich on crusty Italian bread. Thanx Watermelon!