Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Chicken Salad With Grapes And Pecans

My daughter requested a chicken salad with grapes, she had eaten this somewhere and really liked it. I am attempting this recipe to see if it is close to what she had. It is different, I have never made chicken salad with grapes before. I started with some of our left-over roasted chicken from yesterday, or you can buy canned chicken in broth and use that. It went together very simply, it just needs some cooler time to chill and let the mixture blend. This is the final entry in chicken, any which way but loose. This line up includes: 2 cups cooked chicken breast, 2 stalks of finely chopped celery, 1 cup sliced red or green grapes, 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 1 teaspoon of dill weed, 1 cup real mayo, 1 cup sour cream and 1 Tablespoon of sugar, salt and pepper. Enjoy! Love to you all.
In a large mixing bowl add 2 cups of chopped cooled chicken, this was the chicken I roasted with seasonings yesterday, I just peeled the skin off and de-boned it and chopped it finely. Add to this 2 celery stalks, finely chopped.
To the chicken, add 1 cup of sliced grapes, I used both green and red for color and make sure they are seedless, you can add more or less grapes depending on how you like it, also add 1/2 cup chopped pecans, again don't add them if you don't like them.
Add in 1 teaspoon of dill weed, if you can get fresh it would be nice, but it is winter in the country and dried will have to do.
Add 1 cup of real mayonnaise, 1 cup of sour cream and 1 tablespoon of sugar, then mix and chill a couple of hours so flavors will blend, then ta-da time for magic.
Chicken salad with grapes and pecans, can be eaten in sandwich form on on a plate with greens, it is quite an interesting combination. I have never made this before, but it is really good. A different story from the typical chicken salad, a little frew-frew for my husbands taste, but would be nice for a wedding shower luncheon or appetizer on a dollar roll. My dear daughter, Laura requested it and here it is, now if she only lived closer she could take it home with her and enjoy.

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