Chicken Salad Deluxe Recipe

Total Time:

30 minutes(Cooking)

Servings:

20

Chicken Salad Deluxe Recipe


Ingredients

1 1/2 cupsbuttermilk dressing (prepared)
1/2 cupmayonnaise
3 tbsphalf-and-half
salt
pepper
1 1/2 lbschicken breasts (skinless and boneless)
1 smallonion, sliced
1 stalkcelery, chopped
1carrot, chopped
10 ozshell macaroni
3 cupscelery, diced
2 1/2 cupsgreen grapes, cut lengthwise into halves
12 ozslivered almonds, reserve 2 tbsp for garnish
4 1/2 ozwater chestnuts, sliced and drained
1 mediumonion, chopped
lettuce leaf (optional)
parsley (optional)
star fruit, sliced (optional)
cantaloupe, sliced (optional)

Preparation

  1. Combine salad dressing, mayonnaise,half and half, seasoning, salt and pepper in a small bowl, blend, cover, refrigerate overnight to blend flavors.
  2. Place chicken, onion slices, carrot and celery in dutch oven, add enough cold water to cover; cover. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low, simmer 7 minutes until chicken is no longer pink.
  3. Drain chicken, discarding vegetables and liquid, refrigerate chicken until cool, cut chicken into 1/2" pieces.
  4. Cook pasta shells until al dente, drain, cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  5. Combine chicken, shells, diced celery, grapes, almonds,water chestnuts and chopped onion in a large bowl, pour dressing over, toss gently to coat.
  6. Serve on lettuce-lined plates, garnish if desired; serve with cantaloupe slices.

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