Company curried chicken

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
4 Whole large skinless boneless chicken breasts
2 larges Celery stalks
1 cup Light mayonnaise or light whipped salad dressing
½ cup Milk
2 tablespoons Curry powder
¾ cup Dried cherries*, dried cranberries*, or raisins
Cider vinegar
3 Medium-sized avocados

Chicory leaves for garnish (Optional) * Note: Dried cherries and dried cranberries are available in some specialty gourmet stores or order from: American Spoon Foods, Inc., P.O. Box 566, Petoskey, Mich. 49770-0566 (1-800-222-5886) ABOUT 1½ HOURS BEFORE SERVING OR EARLY IN THE DAY: In a 12-inch skillet over high heat, heat chicken and ½ inch water to boiling.

Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a knife. With a slotted spoon, remove chicken to plate; cool until easy to handle.

Meanwhile, thinly slice celery. In a large bowl, stir celery, light mayonnaise, milk, curry powder, ½ cup dried cherries and 2 tablespoons cider vinegar. Cut avocados into large chunks. Toss avocado chunks with 2 tablespoons cider vinegar in a large bowl.

Cut cooked chicken breasts into bite-sized chunks; toss with the mayonnaise mixture.

To serve, arrange chicken mixture and avocado chunks on a large platter. Sprinkle chicken mixture with remaining dried cherries.

Garnish with chicory leaves.

Makes 8 main-dish servings.

[ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING; August 1990 ] Posted by Fred Peters.

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