Sunday, April 3, 2011

Apple-Chicken Salad

Can you believe that I had chicken salad for the first time in my adult life only a few months ago? I can be a picky eater, and I've always been hesitant to try any type of non-lettuce salad (egg, chicken, tuna, ham, etc.). Ever since I tried chicken salad a few months ago, I've been waiting for the weather to warm up so I could create my own go-to chicken salad recipe.

I'm SO happy with the outcome of this recipe. It's a fresh recipe packed full of flavor. I know I'll be quickly making this recipe a lot this spring!


·¼ cup light real mayonnaise (I use Kraft, it's GF)
·1/8 cup light sour cream
·½ tsp each – dried parsley, black pepper, garlic powder, celery seed
·1 cup cooked chicken breast, chopped
·¼ cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
·1/8 cup red onion, chopped
·1 small apple, chopped (use a good quality apple such as Fuji, Pink Lady, Braeburn, or Honey Crisp)

In a medium-sized bowl, stir together mayo, sour cream, and spices. Then stir in chicken, nuts, onion, and apple until well combined. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

Serve with your favorite gluten-free bread or with a big leaf of romaine lettuce.

Prep: 10 minutes; Yield: 2-4 servings.

I've also shared this recipe on: Seasonal Sundays, Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Go Ahead Honey, It's Gluten-Free, Gluten Free Wednesdays


Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Oh my goodness! I bet you are so glad that you decided to try the chicken salad. Your version with the apples and nuts sounds so yummy.

Anonymous said...

This look absolutely delicious. It's almost as if this is the result if Waldorf salad and chicken salad were put together. Yum!

Mrs. Ed said...

I'm a big chicken salad fan. I'll have to bookmark this one.

Linda said...

Apples and walnuts are a great addition to chicken salad. It looks great! Thanks for participating in the salad challenge.