apple and walnut chicken salad

Categories
Salads
Chicken
Dressings
Yield
4 Servings
MeasureIngredient
Chicken breasts - (1 lb.ea.)
Tart green apples
2 tablespoons Fresh lemon juice
⅔ cup Chopped pitted dates
1 cup Finely chopped celery *
  Salt; to taste
  Freshly ground black -
  Pepper; to taste
½ cup Chopped toasted walnuts -Poaching Liquid---
4 cups A Basic Chicken Stock **
Celery leaf
Parsley sprig
1 pinch Salt
1 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice -Dressing---
⅓ cup Sour cream
⅓ cup Mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Fresh lemon juice

* Use only the tender inner stalks of celery for this recipe.

** Note: See the "A Basic Chicken Stock" recipe which is included in this collection.

Poach the chicken breasts in the poaching liquid for 10 minutes, or just until the pink color is gone throughout. The breasts will be firm when pressed with the back of a fork. Let cool to room temperature in the liquid. Remove and discard the skin and bones, and shred the chicken into bite-size pieces. Core, peel, and cut apples in ½" slices. In a large bowl, toss the apples with 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Add the chicken, dates, and celery. Toss to mix well. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Add to the chicken mixture, along with salt and pepper. Toss again to combine well. Cover and chill the salad for 1 hour or more. Just before serving, stir in the walnuts. This recipe serves 4 to 6.

Comments: Serve this classic fruit and chicken salad on a bed of red and white cabbage. In addition this, there are several other fruit and chicken breast combinations you might want to fix. See the variations "Red And Green Grapes Chicken Salad" and "Mango Chicken Salad" (recipes included in this collection) for inspiration -- each one is as easy as this recipe.

Recipe Source: MORE CHICKEN BREASTS by Diane Rozas (c) 1991 Harmony Books, New York - 128 pages - $7.00 As reprinted in the Jan/Feb, 1992 issue of Cookbook Digest Formatted for MasterCook II by: Joe Comiskey {* Prodigy Service ID # JPMD44A} on 10-31-1995 Re-formatted to Meal Master by: Nancy Filbert {*Prodigy ID# LRCE87A} Nov. 1995 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #813 by Nancy Berry <nlberry@...> on Sep 28, 1997

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