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Old 08-08-2014, 09:55 AM   #1
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Help to find a chicken salad recipe

i have lost a favorite chicken salad recipe, and cannot find one like it online, either. the recipe i'm looking for is a regular mayo based chicken salad. two of the necessary ingredients for this salad are grapes and fennel. i would like to hear from anyone with a chicken salad recipe including these two essential items. thanks for your help....

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Old 08-08-2014, 01:52 PM   #2
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I used to make chicken salad all the time.
Then I tasted Costco chicken salad.
I don't make chicken salad anymore. Even though mine was better.

Not to worry vitauta. You should be inundated with recipes for chicken salad.
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:59 PM   #3
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Help to find a chicken salad recipe

I made some CS last night, with dried cranberries, sliced scallions, and diced celery, along with Hellman's low fat mayo and Greek yogurt. I would have added toasted pecans, but we didn't have them. Pretty darn good stuff.

Just keep adding stuff till it tastes like what you want, Vit!
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:00 PM   #4
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i have lost a favorite chicken salad recipe, and cannot find one like it online, either. the recipe i'm looking for is a regular mayo based chicken salad. two of the necessary ingredients for this salad are grapes and fennel. i would like to hear from anyone with a chicken salad recipe including these two essential items. thanks for your help....
Since you know the ingredients you want Vit, are you looking for the dressing?

I don't like fennel but I do use grapes, celery and walnuts. My dressing is 1/2 Best foods Mayo(Helmans), 1/2 Greek yogurt and a very generous amount of lemon pepper.
Now I want some. Off to the kitchen.
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:11 PM   #5
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It sounds like you almost have the recipe from memory. Did it have celery? I would mix up a batch of the ingredients you have and see how close you come. The amount of mayo will depend on how much it takes to stick the other ingredients together. You might even come up with something you like better.
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:26 PM   #6
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Vitauta...sounds like it might be a variation on a coronation chicken salad (which has grapes and mayo but not the fennel).


http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/...n-chicken-1512
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Since you know the ingredients you want Vit, are you looking for the dressing?

I don't like fennel but I do use grapes, celery and walnuts. My dressing is 1/2 Best foods Mayo(Helmans), 1/2 Greek yogurt and a very generous amount of lemon pepper.
Now I want some. Off to the kitchen.
the fennel is the crux of my problem. i don't like fennel either, kayelle, as i don't care for the taste of licorice. it was with great reluctance that i added it to this chicken salad the first time i made it. remarkably, the taste of the salad was wonderfully transformed by the addition of a small amount of the fennel. i'm faced with the question of what kind of fennel to purchase for this recipe. (i am drawing a blank as to what form of it i used before, other than it wasn't fresh.)
i am aware of just how trifling i must be sounding about this seemingly insignificant recipe glitch. i have never been good at working without a set recipe, a problem compounded by an essential ingredient that i fundamentally don't like or trust....
thanks to all of you folks for your help and encouraging words.
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:13 PM   #8
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If the fennel wasn't fresh, it has to be ground fennel seed.
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:14 PM   #9
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That's what I was thinking too Andy. Have you looked at this Vit? I'd break down the amount of ingredients however, to see if you like the rub.

Chicken Salad with Fennel Spice Recipe : Michael Chiarello : Food Network
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:19 PM   #10
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oKAY then! a good place to commence....
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