Cold Chicken Salad

Here is one of my favorite summer dishes. Everything is adjustable, but this is my favorite way to make it.


  • about 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 5 cups water with chicken bouillon
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 onion, chopped fine
  • 1 rib celery, halved and sliced
  • 3/4 cup red seedless grapes, halved
  • 1 cup walnuts, broken up
  • about 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs. lemon juice
Simmer chicken in bouillon water until done and easily pulls apart with a fork (save that water for stock!!!) Cool chicken and pull part into smaller pieces. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Add remaining ingredients, stir and chill. Serve on bread or buns.

For chicken stock:
Throw a rib of celery with leaves in the reserved water along with a carrot and onion, cut up...simmer and reduce. Strain and refrigerate, or freeze, for later.
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1 comment:

SteamyKitchen said...

LOVE that quote "don't talk unless you can improve the silence"

I wish it was storming out here too - so that I had an excuse to just be lazy and curl up on the couch.