Southern Chicken Salad

My friend Carol, a fabulous cook, gave me this recipe. It has become a summer-time favorite for the whole family!  The Curried Chicken Salad variation is also wonderful.  

Dressing: Blend together.  Cover and chill for up to a day.

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup green onions, minced

3 Tbsp. buttermilk

2 Tbsp. fresh dill, minced

1/4 tsp. pepper

 

For Chicken:

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts-@4 cups 

1 cup white wine

1 large sprig of dill

1/4 tsp pepper

 

Put chicken in a large skillet.  Add above ingredients and enough water to cover. 

Simmer till chicken is cooked @ 11 mins.  Cool on plate.

Dice chicken into 1/2 inch pieces. Place in a large bowl. 

Add grapes, celery and dressing.  garnish with pecans.

 

2 cups grapes-red and green*

1 cup thinly sliced celery

Bibb lettuce

1/2 cup pecans-toasted

 

Variation--for Curried Chicken Salad:  

*Add 2 cups chopped apples or mangos and 1/2 cup raisins instead of grapes.  

Add 1-2 tsp. curry powder & 1 tsp cumin to dressing.  Omit dill in recipe.