Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Chicken Salad


I love Chicken Salad. When I say that, I mean regular, boring chicken salad. No grapes or other things crowding out the basics. This recipe has a little flair, but not too much! I was skeptical about the pineapple, but went with it. It added a nice flavor to the salad. Try it!

This recipe was found on Rara Bakes, and used with her permission.
I did not follow the quantities listed exactly. I am the only one in my family that will eat this, so I used less chicken, and much, much less pineapple! Make it to your own tastes!

6 chicken breasts (or leftover chicken, or rotisserie chicken...)
1 (20oz) can crushed pineapple
3/4 cup diced celery
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper (I used more!)
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup ranch dressing
3/4 cup slivered almonds

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add chicken breasts and cook for 30 minutes, or until done. Dice or shred chicken into small pieces.

Add drained pineapple, celery, onions, salt and pepper. Stir well.

Add mayonnaise and ranch dressing. Stir well.

Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Stir in almonds just before serving.


Happy Eating!

13 comments:

  1. Sounds yummy! I like chicken salad too, makes for awesome sandwiches. I'll give this a try.

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  2. This looks yummy. I love chicken salad too. I want to try this, minus the pineapple. I just don't fruit my food. I'm hungry!

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  3. yum, so glad I just bought some chicken :O)...guess what I'll be having later on this week

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  4. I love chicken salad, and I so cannot wait to try this recipe! In fact, I had lunch not long ago, but suddenly I'm hungry again. :)

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  6. This sounds super tasty. I've never heard of pineapple in chicken salad, but it sounds great!

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  7. i love chicken salad, too! once. my friend made it for me with grapes in it. i'm ok with that.

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  8. I love chicken salad, too! I also love playing around with recipes to try different combos. The pineapple would definitely be a different twist.

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  9. I have never had it with pineapple, but I love it with apples and/or grapes. So I'm sure I'd love this one too.

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  10. yummy!!!! this looks soooo goooood!

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  11. One of our local grocery stores makes chicken salad with rotisserie chicken. It is soooo yummy. I think all they add is celery and mayo. It is good.

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  12. Chicken Salad is one of my all time favorites...I love every variation... All your photos look divine. Stopping by from SITS.

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  13. love chicken salads...can't wait to try this version!

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