Saturday, July 2, 2011

My Favorite Chicken Salad

Greetings my friends from the wilds of South Dakota...  Visiting with family for a few days, but wanted to take a minute and share a terrific sweet COOL idea for a summer treat...

Didn't want to light up the grill, never dawned on me to fry up something.  I wanted a cold salad, something naturally sweet and filled with all the wonders a visit to a farmer's market holds...

Hey everybody... my well equipped kitchen even includes Mise en Place bowls.  That darned Jonie Mitchell.  You really don't know what you've got till you live 6 months without 'em.

OK, by far, the best chicken salad I have ever eaten.  Snappy crisp apples, sweet luscious grapes, the bite of pickles and the unique taste of Vidalia Onions combine with a little diced cilantro Chicken to make a fresh cool treat for our "glad to be home" dinner!

I fed 4 with this...

The meat from half a rotisserie Chicken, diced (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup diced sweet Onion
1/2 cup diced Sweet Gherkin Pickle
1/2 cup diced Granny Smith Apple
1/2 cup seedless Red Grapes, quartered
1/4 cup real Mayonnaise
2 tsp minced fresh Cilantro 
1 tsp Smoked Paprika

Mix well and serve.

Only hint, dice all the veggies the same size.

And I served this with the most incredible sweet Cantaloupe you can imagine.

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  1. What a lovely summer recipe. It'd make a great healthy light lunch.

  2. You making something from rotisserie chicken? I'm shocked! (ha ha)

    Looks good Dave.

  3. I am so going to have to make this with salmon or tuna. I love all the variety of textures!

  4. Looks like a perfect summer lunch. Enjoy your visit.

  5. Looks great and really delicious!!! Good summer salad! Have a good evening!!!