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Old 01-02-2009, 01:49 PM   #11
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I make chicken salad in the summer for a quick and easy meal when its hot out.
I use a whole rotisserie chicken, deboned, skinned and chopped, then add mayo, chopped taragon, roasted pecans, celery, grapes and a splash of freshly squeezed lemon. I love the tarrogon flavor in the salad.
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Old 01-03-2009, 12:50 AM   #12
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Killer chicken apple waldorf salad.

Chunked Chicken, seedless grapes halved, walnuts, apples diced, celery diced, sunflower seeds(optional), small marshmallows, raisins(optional).

To that stir in miracle whip and cool whip.
Close to what we do but no sunflower seeds, marshmallows, or cool whip. And to our miracle whip we had just a touch of horseradish sauce.

I also like the idea of bacon and swiss on top, LOL. As stated, chicken salad is very very versatile and limited mostly to your imagination...
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:00 PM   #13
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Thankyou all - your suggestions have been great!!
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Old 01-03-2009, 10:52 PM   #14
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I like chicken salad like they serve at Jason's Deli. It has chicken, mayo, crushed pineapple, and toasted slivered almonds. It sounds odd but it's so yummy!
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I'm not so sure I understand the "celebrity" side of the question.

I like a pretty simple chicken salad: celery, a bit of onion, fresh parsley, lemon juice, hard boiled eggs, mayo to bind, s & p. Sometimes I don't have parsley and lemons, but, everything else is a must!
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:41 PM   #16
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I like chicken salad like they serve at Jason's Deli. It has chicken, mayo, crushed pineapple, and toasted slivered almonds. It sounds odd but it's so yummy!
That sounds delicious, Terry. Poultry and pineapple are great together. I made Cornish hens the other night using pineapple and toasted walnuts.
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Old 01-04-2009, 12:29 AM   #17
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All the suggestions here I pretty much use.... EXCEPT... to make it low-cal and nutritious, I use very little mayo and incorporate plain yogurt to bind. Also put in dried cranberries (craisins) and relish sometimes.
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:14 AM   #18
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I'm not so sure I understand the "celebrity" side of the question.

I like a pretty simple chicken salad: celery, a bit of onion, fresh parsley, lemon juice, hard boiled eggs, mayo to bind, s & p. Sometimes I don't have parsley and lemons, but, everything else is a must!
Sorry _ I should have explained. I was reading an article about celebrities diets and I noticed that "chicken salad" came up often - I was curious about what it was!
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:17 AM   #19
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Another variation is just putting it on lettuce leaves, wrapping it up, and eating it that way.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:13 AM   #20
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Close to what we do but no sunflower seeds, marshmallows, or cool whip. And to our miracle whip we had just a touch of horseradish sauce.

I also like the idea of bacon and swiss on top, LOL. As stated, chicken salad is very very versatile and limited mostly to your imagination...
The cool whip lightens the dressing... The marshmallows are an option..kids like it that way.
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