Thursday, March 4, 2010
Cherry Nut Chicken Salad
One thing I miss most about my job is the free lunch. The Deli had some amazing Chicken Salad! My favorite was to get the Cherry Nut Chicken Salad on wheat bread with a smidgen of the Spicy Chicken Salad (it was extra spicy) smeared on top of the Cherry. I don't know the exact recipe but this is how I made my own
Dried Cherries, I actually used Craisins because I didn't want to go buy Cherries
The amounts you use depend on how many servings you want to make, I use 1 chicken breast per serving and add the rest of the ingredients to my liking. I think I will make this in batches to last me all week and use 5-6 chicken breasts...
Boil the Chicken breast and cool off. Put chicken in a mixer- sounds weird but it breaks the chicken down nicely and easily-
Add about 1/4 cup crushed pineapple per chicken breast. Mix in desired amount of cherries and pecans, the more the merrier. Mix in mayonnaise until moist. Its like tuna, some people like lots of mayo, some a little, mix it how you like it.
This is delicious on a sandwich, on lettuce and spinach, or straight up plain. Enjoy!!!
For the spicy Chicken version instead of pineapple cherry and pecans add bacon, Serrano peppers, and cilantro, chop the three in a food processor before stirring into chicken.