Love the combination of flavors and textures in this savoury salad. Delicious also as a sandwich (leaving out the grapes). Try it cold or a yummy hot variation: on one slice of sweet, whole-grain bread, spread 1/2 cup of chicken salad and put under broiler until heated, but not bubbly; top with 3 slices of bacon and 1 slice of provolone cheese. Return to broiler until cheese is melted. Yum!
- 1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
- 1⁄4 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 1⁄2 cups shredded boneless skinless chicken breasts (cooked(see note below)
- 1⁄2 cup celery, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
- 1⁄4 cup thompson seedless grapes, halved (optional)
- lettuce leaf, for serving
- Mix all dressing ingredients together in large bowl.
- Add chicken, green onion, pecans, and grapes if you are using them. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Arrange lettuce leaves on plates and top each with a scoop of salad.
- Chef's Note: Cook up your chicken breast nice and tender by poaching or boiling. I shred my chicken the easy way using the plastic blade in my food processor and just giving it a few short pulses.
I thought that this was a very good classic chicken salad recipe. I made sandwiches with it and served it on Hawaiian rolls and the sweetness really complemented the bold flavors of the dijon mustard and onions. I left out the nuts and grapes as I didn't have any on hand, but it was still great. Thanks for sharing.
I used this recipe, with no variations, for sandwiches and added lettuce and a few strips of crispy bacon on top. My family LOVED them, including my 3 year old! My husband and I had seconds. I will definitely be using this recipe in the future and I'm already thinking about when I can double the recipe and serve it for special occasions.
A few minor changes - used fresh squeezed lemon juice and Country (grain) dijon mustard and left out the grapes and nuts. I will add those items to my portion only as the rest of the family doesn't care for them in their salad. I think dried cranberries would be good too. Very yummy salad!