Monday, April 12, 2010

Raisin and Pine nut Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad is so simple to make but still hard to find a good one. My husband and I like different kinds of chicken salads.  He likes his simple: chicken, celery, salt and pepper and mayo.  And I like mine spicy and tangy.  I love to have pickles, sour cream, and capers in it, almost like a remoulade with chicken.  Today I had a bunch of left over chicken and was looking for a new kind of chicken salad we both would enjoy and I think I might have found a winner.  I came across a Cranberry and walnut chicken salad by Smitten Kitchen. However, my husband doesn’t like cranberries or walnuts in his salad so instead I used pine nuts and golden raisins; I also added Dijon mustard as well.  Turned out great!

Let me know your favorite chicken salad.

Raisin and Pine nut Chicken Salad

Adapted from: Smitten Kitchen

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

4 cups cubed (1/2 inch) cooked chicken (about 1 3/4 lb)
1 cup pine nuts
1 celery rib, diced into small bits (1 cup)
2 or more tablespoons finely chopped shallot
1 cup dried golden raisins
2/3 to 3/4 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons tarragon or any herb of your choice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Toss together all ingredients in a large bowl until combined well.

You can add it to your sandwich, serve it on cracker on put it on top of some lettuce.

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11 Responses to “Raisin and Pine nut Chicken Salad”

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    Alexandra — April 14, 2010 @ 1:39 am


    I saw youre blog on “bloggtoppen”. Thought it was really fun because you’re swedish and live in Seatlle! My grandparents live there in the area of Des Moines.
    A really nice blog you have! I will follow it and get inspiration once in a while.

    Have a nice week.

    Best Regards


    • Delishhh replied: — April 14th, 2010 @ 6:04 pm

      That is great, small world. Thanks for visiting.

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    John Clark — June 10, 2010 @ 10:07 am

    My favorite kind of Salad is none other Potato Salad. it really taste yummy.**-

    • Delishhh replied: — June 12th, 2010 @ 7:18 am

      John, do you have a potato salad recipe you can share?

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