A delicious basic chicken salad recipe with lots of optional ingredients to suit your taste.
4 cups cooked chicken, cubed
3/4 cup celery, chopped
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice
zest from half of a lemon
2 tablespoons grated onion
1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup nuts, chopped
1 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
1 – 1 1/2 cups fruit, any single or combination of sliced grapes, mandarin orange segments, blueberries, pineapple chunks, diced apple, avocado, and/or dried cranberries
Combine chicken and celery in a large bowl.
Combine the next 8 ingredients into a medium bowl and mix well to make the dressing.
Toss the chicken and celery with the dressing.
Add the combination of optional ingredients to suit your taste or leave as is then refrigerate.
Serve cold by itself or on bread as a sandwich.
Pecans, pepper jack cheese, and grapes
Mandarin oranges and blueberries
Pepper Jack cheese, avocado, and a sprinkle of chopped cilantro
Apples, dried cranberries, and nuts
Process the basic recipe in the food processor for a spreadable chicken salad.
Keywords: chicken salad your way