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
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
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.