Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tasty Tuesday - PW's Chicken Salad

 So good! The perfect amount of creaminess, saltiness and sweetness all wrapped into one sandwich.

Recipe and photo found here. 

1 whole Cut Up Fryer Chicken
2 stalks (to 3 Stalks) Celery, Chopped

3 whole Green Onions, Chopped

2 cups (to 3 Cups) Grapes, Halved

1/2 cup Mayonnaise

1/2 cup Plain Yogurt Or Sour Cream

1/2 cup Half-and-half

A Small Handful Of Fresh Dill, Minced

1/2 cup Slivered Almonds

1 Tablespoon (to 2 Tablespoons) Brown Sugar

Juice Of One Lemon

Fresh Ground Black Pepper To Taste

Rinse chicken thoroughly and place in a large pot of water. Turn on the heat and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer until chicken is done (about 45 minutes to an hour). When you are ready, remove the chicken from the pot and place on a plate. With your fingers or a fork, pull all of the meat off the bones, chop into bite-sized chunks and set aside.

Chop all of your fruits and veggies and place them in a bowl with the chicken.

In another bowl mix mayonnaise, yogurt (or sour cream), lemon juice, brown sugar and salt and pepper to taste.

Add fresh herbs (dill, oregano, cilantro…whatever makes your skirt fly up) and if you’re feeling a bit brazen throw in a dash of cayenne pepper!

When the dressing tastes just right (you must taste test for appropriate saltiness especially), pour it over the chicken/veggie/fruit mixture and stir gently until everything is thoroughly mixed. If you are feeling naughty add a sprinkling of bacon bits.

Allow the salad to chill for several hours (or even overnight). Serve on a bed of lettuce or in a sandwich or heck, eat it straight out of the bowl with a serving spoon.

Kosher Salt To Taste


  1. Hey Girlie!!! I just found your blog today and I love it!!! I'm a Gamecock fan too AND I'm a CofC alumni lol....small world. Fried pickles are my fav!! I'm now following :-D

  2. I can't wait to make this!! It looks soo good.

  3. This looks delish! Can't wait to try it! I tagged you on my blog so check it out!