Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Chicken Salad with Grapes


chicken salad with grapesHey! Ya'll doing okay?  Today I wanted to share a chicken salad with you.  I went a long time not eating any chicken salad because I have a sensitivity to msg and was worried about the mayonnaise.  One day it was lunch time and I was starving and there was nothing else available so I decided to just go ahead and eat it and pay for it later if I had a reaction.  Wow!  Was it good!!  Mama mia! What have I been missing out on?!  Let's get started.


These are the ingredients you will need to make this. Don't overlook the eggs! (They are hiding on the far left)




Oops!!  Don't forget the pecans.  Now here in my neck of the woods, we say pah-con!!  First using the boneless, skinless chicken thighs I used one pack per pan.  I line the pans with aluminum foil and throw the thighs in.  I season the chicken with the paprika, garlic and onion.  I use a little salt too.  I go pretty heavy with the onion and paprika.  I like to use a little olive oil on them too since they don't have any skin on them.  The oil gives the seasonings something to hold on to.



You need to cover both pans with foil.  I baked them at 375 degrees for one hour.



I like to slice my grapes into fourths.  They are seedless and sweet.  Roughly two cups.




I used a little over two cups with the grapes and celery.  You will want to have a big bowl handy for the ingredients.  I added each ingredient after chopping




I boiled three eggs while chopping up the celery and grapes.





After cooking your chicken, let it cool and tear or cut into bite sized pieces.  Add to the bowl with pecan pieces.








You will add your mayonnaise now and I add the seasonings again that I used on the chicken.  I used roughly 4 heaping tablespoons of mayonnaise, but I like to go light.






I use the salt, onion powder(again I go heavy on this), paprika and pickle juice.    I barely used the garlic at this point, just a hint.   I used roughly between 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup of pickle juice.  Adjust to your liking.  I don't measure seasoning, I just taste till it tastes right!

This makes a good bit.  Enjoy!

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  1. Can't wait to try this recipe Jan!

  2. Jan, I love your blog! Everything is so fresh down to the delicious chicken salad. You make my heart sing on days of down time. Keep it coming!

  3. Susan, I so appreciate your compliment!! I hope to keep it coming and hearing from folks like you keep me inspired! Thanks!