Chicken Salad Veronique With Nectarines

Chicken Salad Veronique With Nectarines created by morgainegeiser

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.

Ready In:
2hrs 20mins



  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Just before serving, dice the nectarine and toss with the other tablespoon of lemon juice. Fold the nectarine and almonds gently into the salad.
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"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."

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  1. Chris Reynolds
    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!
  2. morgainegeiser
    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.
  3. morgainegeiser
    Chicken Salad Veronique With Nectarines Created by morgainegeiser
  4. Amaris Pizarro
    Great recipe. I am not big on the addition of nectarines but i tastes great without it.
  5. GaylaV
    I really enjoyed this salad. Adding the nectarine took it to a wonderful new level. I did use rosemary instead of thyme as it is growing outside my back door and I didn't have thyme handy. It was nice in it but I would like to try it with the thyme. I was a bit confused about dividing the lemon juice so I threw it all in. Also, the directions don't say what to do with the almonds (include in the mix or garnish?). I mixed it in and loved the crunchiness. I know I will make this recipe again. Thanks for sharing.

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