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Old 01-27-2016, 08:26 PM   #1
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Our Chicken Salad (for sandwiches or lettuce wraps) )

We have standing roast chicken often and since we both prefer dark meat, we use part of the roasted breast for Chicken Salad the next day.

Mix together:
1/4 C. finely chopped onion
1/3 C. finely chopped celery with some leaves
1 Tbs. rough chop capers
1/4 C. pine nuts, or chopped pecans
1/2 C. mayo
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp. white pepper
1/4 tsp. Accent' (optional)
Mix well, and blend into:

2 C. very finely diced white chicken breast meat.

Can be used for sandwiches, or in a lettuce wrap.
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:45 PM   #2
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Thank you Kay...sounds delicious! I love that you include the celery leaves - I never throw them out. Lots of good flavor there, and it makes the salad prettier.

I'll have to get another jar of capers - I can imagine that adds a nice little 'tang'. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:51 PM   #3
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Our Chicken Salad (for sandwiches or lettuce wraps) )

Nice chicken salad, Kay! Pecans would be delicious in it. Would not have thought to add capers.
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Old 01-27-2016, 09:10 PM   #4
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I love foods that include capers. Market Basket takes the rotisserie chicken that are now a day old, separate the parts, legs thighs, breasts, etc. and sell them at a much reduced price. I often pick up a couple of thighs (more meat) and will make chicken salad. I have capers on hand. Never thought to add them to chicken salad. Now I will. Thanks for the idea.

I will take one stalk of celery and a half onion and toss into my mini food processor. Pulverize them to where I can digest them. Now I can add capers to it. Sometimes, you just have to bite the bullet and find a way to eat what you want.
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Old 01-27-2016, 09:27 PM   #5
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MMM!
UUHHHH, some diced apples and dried cranberries?
I love chicken salad, on crackers or even atop a SALAD, HA!
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Old 01-27-2016, 10:52 PM   #6
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Kay, sounds good. I might be inclined to skip the onion, though, because once I eat raw onion in something EVERYTHING else that day tends to taste like raw onion to me.

K-Girl, Himself really likes chicken salad when I put dried cranberries and either pecans or walnuts into it. A little shake of nutmeg goes into it, too, but don't tell him that. I prefer my version with green grapes and almonds, and a sprinkle of garam masala or Chinese five-spice blended in.
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Since I discovered white onion for my raw cooking, I'm never bothered by it coming back to bite me CG.

My main dish chicken salad is completely different from this one intended for a simple lunch.
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:56 AM   #8
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Try thin slicing a sweet onion and putting it in a cold water bath for five minutes. Drain pat dry. This will reduce some of the 'heat' in the onion.
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Thanks Kayelle, prefect timing. I was planning on making a turkey salad for lettuce wraps with the breast meat. Would adding a chopped tomato injure this recipe?
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Thanks Kayelle, prefect timing. I was planning on making a turkey salad for lettuce wraps with the breast meat. Would adding a chopped tomato injure this recipe?
Personally, I'd use some sliced tomato in the wraps, not in the mixture.
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