I don't like the chicken salad from Costco--large chunks of chicken, too large pieces of grapes and/or craisins and way too much dressing. There--I said it. If you like it we are still friends! My wonderful friend Brooke came up with this recipe for a bridal shower a few years ago and it is a favorite at our house. I frequently make it to keep in the fridge so my hubby can make his own lunch!! Good idea, no?
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
(or skip this step and used canned chicken--I don't like)
Place breasts in a pan and cover with 2-3 inches of water. Add:
1 stick of celery--cut into a few pieces
1/2 of a medium onion, cut into chunks
a few mini-carrots
Bring the chicken to a boil and turn heat to simmer. Cook for 30-40 minutes until chicken is tender. Remove the chicken from the broth and let cool. Discard the broth or save it for a recipe that needs chicken broth. It's tasty. Make sure it has enough salt. Shred chicken.
equal parts of mayonnaise and sour cream
Amount determined by how much dressing you like
One medium apple, peeled and diced small or grated
1/2 c. slivered almonds (or pine nuts, walnuts or pecans)
2-3 diced green onion--diced very small
salt and pepper to taste
Optional add ins:
Diced red pepper
Mix altogether with shredded chicken. Refrigerate and serve on croissant rolls, or any good sandwich bread. Is good with crackers or on celery sticks also.
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