Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chicken Salad

 Chicken salad is one of my favourite salad's, it  can be made in many ways with different ingredients, though main ingredient is chicken , but one can add nuts like walnuts, roasted pecans, slivered almonds and fresh herbs to bring out the flavours of this dish. It is  served cold and leftovers can be used  for preparing chicken sandwiches.

2   medium sized boneless ,skinless chicken breast
1/4 tspn  finely chopped tarragon leaves
1/4 cup finely diced green onions and chop the stem of the onions too
1/2 cup finely diced celery stalks
1 boiled egg cubed
1 bowl freshly chopped lettuce leaves 
1 bag mixed greens salad leaves
1 cup seedless red and green grapes cut into halves.
1/2 cup mayonnaise
 1/4 cup buttermilk
1 tbspn honey
2 tspn salt
1 tspn black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

Chicken Salad 

1. Brush each chicken breast with olive oil, season them ,both sides salt and black pepper,rubbing it all over the chicken breast nicely. Place onto a baking tray and bake for approximately 15 to 20 minutes at 375 degrees, till the juices from the chicken breast appear clear and chicken is done., then cut chicken into 1/2 inch cubes and place into a salad bowl.
2. Next for the dressing take  mayonnaise in a separate  bowl , add in 1 tspn salt, add butter milk ,1/2 tspn pepper, honey to lessen the acidity from buttermilk and tarragon leaves. Slowly mix in olive oil and Whisk together and dressing is ready.
3. To assemble this salad , to the chicken  add in green onions, salad leaves and diced boiled egg , next, pour in  prepared dressing. lightly mix in the grapes . Cover and refrigerate for an hour , enjoy this salad any way you like it, over lettuce leaves, or in a sandwich :))

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