Gorgonzola Chicken Salad (Fred Meyer Deli Copycat)

"This is an exact copycat recipe of the totally easy and delicious Chicken Gorgonzola Salad available in the Fred Meyer Deli case (recipe deciphered by Bitchin' Vittles.) It's a light, flavorful summer salad that is sure to be a huge hit at your next potluck, BBQ or family get together!"
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  • Cook the pasta according to the package directions, NOT al dente. You don't want it to be too gummy or too mushy. Drain in a colander and run COLD water over until it's completely cold. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • Sprinkle the chicken breasts with lemon pepper. "Grill" the chicken breasts by whatever method you prefer. You may use a panini type grill, a barbecue grill, or simply bake in the oven. Your cooking times will vary based on your method, but just make sure the breasts are fully cooked by reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees, or when the juices run clear. Allow the chicken pieces to cool until you can handle them. Slice the chicken thinly, then cut slices in half so they are bite-sized. Spread out to cool completely while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
  • Pour the dressing ingredients (mayo, oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper) into the bowl and whisk until incorporated.
  • After the chicken and pasta are completely cooled, add all the remaining ingredients to the bowl and stir gently. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • TIPS: If the salad is too stiff after prolonged refrigeration, you can make it creamy again by stirring in a tiny bit of olive oil, milk or warm water. Gorgonzola cheese is similar to bleu cheese, but slightly milder. It is an acquired taste for some people, so feel free to use more or less to taste. I use MORE! For best results, don't substitute or omit ingredients. I usually try doing things to lower fat or calories, but in this case, the results will NOT be the same.

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  1. Great salad for a warm day. I loved how the flavors meld together.
  2. I've made this recipe too many times to count, and I've yet to see anything but smiling faces and requests for more! If I'm to be honest, this is a weekly staple in our home.
  3. I've made it too..been buying it for years sometimes they forget the gorgonzola too lol..however at 8.99 a pound ..id rather make it myself
  4. I've made this same recipe b4. It's amazing. Didn't even want to share. Lol. Costs a few bucks but so worth it. Thank u ????


I'm an artist and I work from home, so I love to have the smell of something delicious cooking in the background while I'm working. Cooking is the way that I show love to my family and friends -- I get that from my Southern grandma, who always made amazing meals for our large extended family. Since I learned to cook from her, I always end up making meals that could feed a small army. Down home, old fashioned, comfort foods that make lots of leftovers are my specialty. I love to eat any kind of ethnic food but I'm just learning to cook from different cultures. My favorite place in the world is New Orleans, so I love to make Cajun and Creole food. I call myself the Faux Chef because I don't have the talent to be a chef but I try really hard. My problem is, I never measure anything (thanks, Grandma!) which makes me TERRIBLE at baking.
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