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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Carol Wright's Chicken Salad

Yes, I realize there are SEVERAL chicken salad recipes on our blog...all of which are AMAZING!!! This recipe came from a dear sweet lady that I knew since I was a little girl. She was an amazing cook and taught many of us, in our little town, how to make the perfect pie crust from scratch. She passed away a few years ago, which made me very sad...but every time I pull out one of her recipes it reminds me of what a wonderful lady she was...and that her legacy lives on! This Chicken Salad recipe is NOT ONLY extremely tasty, but it makes a large amount of salad, which makes it PERFECT for family reunions, church dinners, baby showers, bridal showers...etc... you won't believe HOW GOOD it is. I was a little leery about putting rice in it at first, but its superb...honestly it is!!! After the first bite, you won't be able to stop eating it! When I made it, it was served on Croissants that we purchased from the bakery, but it would be equally as good stuffed in a cream puff or on a plain bagel...I've even served this on Kaiser Rolls and we loved them. Make some up for your next big gathering and IMPRESS your guests...or make a smaller batch and serve it up for dinner. Its perfect for summer!

Carol Wright's Chicken Salad
5 c. cooked chicken (refer to * at the bottom of the recipe)

Marinate overnight in:
2 T. oil
2 T. orange juice
2 T. vinegar
1 t. salt

Put all ingredient in a large ziplock bag and store in the fridge overnight.

In a large bowl, add marinated chicken and;

1 1/2 c. small red grapes (or more), sliced in half
1-13 oz can pineapple tidbits
1 c. sliced almonds
3 c. cooked white rice
1 1/2 c. MAYONNAISE

Mix all together. Serve on croissants, in cream puffs, on plain bagels, in a roll or any which way you might like it. Makes a very large salad....enough for 25- 1/2 c. servings.

** I boiled up some boneless, skinless chicken breasts and then shredded them for my salad. You could probably use canned chicken if you choose, I just thought it might be a little more pricey and so I chose to do it the "old fashioned way". I think it would also taste AMAZING if you used a cooked chicken from the deli too...with all that yummy flavoring that they have on them, it would make the salad that much better. YUM!

Julie~

1 comment:

  1. Awww I don't know how I missed this one. I love that salad when she would make it. I miss her too.

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