Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Ultimate Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is a simple food that unfortunately gets messed with a lot. I've seen chicken salad with all sorts of unappetizing spices and fruits added in. Blech. Here's a basic chicken salad recipe that is my favorite--it has a perfect flavor and just the right amount of crunch. My rating: 5 out of 5.

Chicken Salad

6 chicken breasts
1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
3/4 cup diced celery
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup Lighthouse ranch dressing
3/4 cup slivered almonds

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add chicken breasts and cook for 30 minutes or until done. Dice or shred chicken into small pieces.

Add drained pineapple, celery, onions, salt, and pepper. Stir well.

Add mayonniase and Lighthouse ranch dressing (yes, Lighthouse really is the best choice here). Stir well.

Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Stir in almonds just before serving.


Kitty said...

Chicken salad! This sounds so good! I'm on a diet so this is PERFECT for me! Can you tell I'm getting bored with toast! I'm going to hide this from everyone else.....Thank You!

Double Dipped Sweets said...

I totally agree about the "extra stuff" in chicken salad! I was even skeptical about the pineapple in this one...but added some anyway. It is soooo good! Thanks!

shiva catering Fort Lauderdale said...

I am absolutely changing our menu for tonight. After seeing this, I am just craving for chicken salad! My husband and kids also love salads so I guess it would be worth the try. Thank you for posting this fantastic recipe.