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Old 07-14-2008, 05:53 PM   #11
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I made some chicken salad for sandwiches from some left over chicken. Added feta cheese, mayo, celery, S & P, a little olive oil, dash of thyme. I think that is all. Thought I could make a recipe up and it is not bad except it is very dry. Will try whatever you lovely ladies and gents think including a whole different recipe. Thank you. Betsy.

Chicken salad can have a dry mouth feel if the pieces of chicken are too big. Try cutting the chicken up into smaller pieces, between a quarter- and half-inch cubes.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:46 PM   #12
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Pugger, first, don't think traditional, meaning; don't use bread.



I use lettuce leaves; either romain, or iceberg, like a roll-up.

I peel and cut an apple up into smaller than chunks, but bigger than a dice.(see note below)
Then I place them in about a TBS. of lemon juice so they don't brown, while preparing the rest.
I chop, oh, maybe a 1/4 cup of walnuts (pecans or almonds would be ok, too)
If I have those small red grapes, I take maybe 6-8 and
halve.
Note: If I don't have grapes, I use a more sweet type apple. If I have grapes, a more tart type apple.
Cut up a stalk of celery into chunks splitting down center, long ways, then slice in chunks.
Cut up chicken into chunks.

Place chicken, walnuts, and celery into bowl, adding some salt and pepper.
Add a generous amount of mayonnaise and toss.
Drain apples and add, with grapes, and toss gently.
Refridgerate about an hour.

Lay out lettuce leaves, place a large scoop of chicken salad on each leaf, in center of leaf.
Let each person fold and roll up the lettuce.

Eat, drink and be merry!!!!!!
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:24 AM   #13
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I added the pickle relish to the chicken salad and it is delicious. Thanks everyone for the help. Betsy.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:11 AM   #14
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Are we the only one's who add celery seed to our chicken salad? Hmmmmm...

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Old 07-15-2008, 08:30 AM   #15
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When I don't have celery, I add celery seed to chicken, tuna, egg salad.
I use seed in coleslaw.
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:39 AM   #16
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I mix the mayo with low fat yoghurt so that it's moist but without all the calories.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:29 AM   #17
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I'm thinking Andy hit on a very good point, too.
If the chicken pieces aren't broken up enough it could taste dry. Like eating all the sauce off your chicken and having nothing left but the meat.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:50 AM   #18
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Are we the only one's who add celery seed to our chicken salad? Hmmmmm...

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I use pickle relish, which has celery seed in it. I also use hard boiled eggs and Miracle Whip. The Miracle Whip doesn''t hurt my belly the way Mayo does.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:17 AM   #19
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Making me hungry !!

That is really making me hungry, I'd love to get the recipe
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Old 07-20-2008, 10:28 PM   #20
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I'm thinking Andy hit on a very good point, too.
If the chicken pieces aren't broken up enough it could taste dry. Like eating all the sauce off your chicken and having nothing left but the meat.
I agree with Andy too. I tend to stick to the basics with my chicken salad. I like to buy a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, take all the meat from the bones and skin, combine with mayo, celery that is diced very small, a little celery seed, and green onion diced very small, salt and pepper.

I use a toasted bagel, with a slice of swiss cheese on the bottom (to cover the hole in the bagel), then chicken salad, lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, then the top of the bagel. Yum!
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