12 Reviews

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!

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SarahLynn November 22, 2010

We so enjoyed this. It's simple and delicious. One can always trust Julia! Thanks for posting, we'll enjoy it again.

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Yia Yia August 01, 2010

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

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hamptonart4u August 19, 2009

This was really good! I has left over smoked turkey and actually ate all of my leftovers! The taragon in the recipe was great!

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TakeHomeChef December 19, 2008

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.

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Mr Jackson July 27, 2007

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!

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Cookin'withGas June 05, 2007

I liked this very much. I used leftover turkey from Thanksgiving and made sandwiches using this recipe. Thanks for the post.

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CookGordon December 03, 2006

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.

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DannaS August 26, 2005

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!

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CountryLady May 18, 2005
Deluxe Chicken or Turkey Salad (julia Child)