Favorite Chicken Salad
This is my Favorite Chicken Salad recipe, with fresh red grapes and toasted almonds for crunch and flavor. So delicious!
- 2 Chicken Breasts,boneless, skin on
- 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Pepper
- 1/4 cup Almonds, slivered, toasted
- 1/3 cup Red Grapes, cut in half
- 1/3 cup Celery, sliced very thin
- 2 Green Onions, sliced thin
- 1/3 cup Light Mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
- 1/4 tsp Lemon Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp. Lemon Juice, fresh squeezed
- 1 tsp. Thyme, fresh
COOK THE CHICKEN
Rub olive oil over chicken breasts and season with salt and pepper
Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 for about 35 minutes.
Let cool completely, then remove skin and cut into chunks. You should have about 2 1/2 cups of cooked, cubed chicken.
TOAST THE ALMONDS
Put the almonds in a medium sized non-stick pan on medium high heat, stirring regularly for 2-3 minutes. Continue stirring and as soon as the almonds start to turn brown, remove from heat. They will continue to cook at little after removing from heat.
MAKE THE DRESSING
Combine the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon pepper, sea salt, garlic powder, fresh lemon juice and fresh thyme in a small bowl and combine. Add more fresh lemon juice if needed to thin out the dressing.
MAKE THE SALAD
In a large bowl, combine the cubed chicken, almonds (reserve a little to garnish the top) grapes, celery, green onion, dressing (mayo) mixture and fresh thyme.
Toasted and buttered bread, crusts removed (optional)
Butter lettuce, a scoop of chicken salad inside
Add a sprig or two of fresh thyme on top, and extra toasted almonds
- On toasted, buttered bread with the crusts removed and butter lettuce.
- A big scoop on top of butter lettuce.
- A scoop on butter lettuce with some crackers on the side
Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 729mg | Potassium: 528mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 203IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg