Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tasty Tuesday - My Favorite Chicken Salad Recipe

One of my favorite summertime dishes is chicken salad.  I have two recipes that I make quite often, but this is my favorite.  These are the ingredients you'll need, along with a secret one that I'll share later:

  • three boiled chicken breasts

  • celery

  • onion

  • seedless grapes

  • pecans

  • seasoned salt

  • pepper

  • mayonnaise or salad dressing (Miracle Whip)

Step 1: Cut up your cooked chicken breasts into very small pieces and put in a large bowl.

I cooked lots of chicken because I'm going to freeze some for a Sunday chicken  dish later.  That's also a great recipe that I'm going to share in a few weeks.

Step 2: Add 1/2 cup of chopped celery and 1/2 cup of chopped onion to the chicken.                 

Step 3:  Next, add 1 cup of sliced, seedless grapes and 1/2 cup of chopped pecans.                                  

Step 4:  Mix all of these ingredients and sprinkle on 3/4 to 1 tsp. of seasoned salt and 1/2 tsp. of black pepper.    Mix well. ( I like to sprinkle  half of the seasoned salt, stir, then sprinkle the rest to make sure it's distributed well.)                                                                                         

See, I told you to use a large bowl.  I had to transfer mine to a larger one!

Step 5:  Oops!  I forgot to take a picture!  Add 1 cup of mayonnaise or Miracle Whip. I prefer Miracle Whip, but I also ate Miracle Whip and white bread sandwiches after school when I was a child, so what do I know?   And, oh yes, another confession....on days when I'm feeling really overweight, I use fat-free Miracle Whip.   :)

Now, for my secret ingredient.................                                                                                                                                              

Hot Sauce!!!!

Step 6:  Add 1 tsp. of hot sauce and mix well.  If you like the taste, add another 1/2 tsp.  Refrigerate and give all the flavors time to mix.  Serve as a salad or make a sandwich.  Enjoy!


  1. We are out of town right now but I know what I am making when I get home. This looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe. My email does not let me send out when I am here in this motel so I thought I would leave a message here. I am working on the RAK's. I don't want you to think that I have forgotten. Life has been so different since Granny left me.

  2. Val, don't worry about the RAK. She will be thrilled whenever she gets it. You've had a lot to deal with the last few months. Still praying for you! Glad you're out enjoying yourself somewhere! Maybe working on the Sparta Hilton again?

  3. Uh, Yum.... I'm going to try your recipe, too. I love chicken salad, but I've never used hot sauce as a secret ingredient in it. That picture of Lilly is lovely! Precious!

  4. June 1 - I tried your recipe over the weekend. Wow! So good. It's my new favorite! Thanks.



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