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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 267.7
  • Total Fat: 16.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 95.6 mg
  • Sodium: 811.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 23.6 g

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Basic chicken salad for sandwiches/salads

Submitted by: LADYPIXEL

Introduction

This is just a very basic chicken salad for topping off greens or slapping between a couple slices of bread. It's a basic recipe which, in the past, I've done with much more mayo - the milk thins out the mayo and helps spread the flavor out in this variation. Adding dried cranberries or chopped nuts makes it even better, but doing that, one should remove the relish and add a little more milk (maybe up it to 3 tablespoons of milk). This is a -big- recipe because it keeps for many days in a sealed container. This is just a very basic chicken salad for topping off greens or slapping between a couple slices of bread. It's a basic recipe which, in the past, I've done with much more mayo - the milk thins out the mayo and helps spread the flavor out in this variation. Adding dried cranberries or chopped nuts makes it even better, but doing that, one should remove the relish and add a little more milk (maybe up it to 3 tablespoons of milk). This is a -big- recipe because it keeps for many days in a sealed container.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    30oz canned chicken in water, drained
    1 1/2 cups green onion, diced
    1/2 cup celery, raw, diced fine
    1/2 cup mayonnaise (I used regular mayo, you can use light)
    3 tsp coarse-ground Dijon mustard
    2 tbsp 2% milk
    1 tbsp sweet pickle relish
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Directions

Drain the chicken very well, then shred it into a large bowl. Add all other ingredients. Stir. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes so flavors can mix. Makes six largish servings for sandwiches (you can stretch it out further if you want to on top of salads!).

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LADYPIXEL.






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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    GR8 RECIPE AND LOVE IT THANK U LADYPIXEL - 4/4/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I think its better to subsitute mayo with yogurt or for a unique flavour try hummus or another bean spread rather than thin it with milk. - 6/13/10

    Reply from LADYPIXEL (6/14/10)
    The problem is that the mayo flavor is what I am accustomed to in various chicken/tuna salads. Yogurt has a very distinctive flavor, and hummus is equally as high-fat as the mayo (olive oil & chickpeas instead of oil & egg). But this is definitely an option, and one I'll likely experiment with! Thx!


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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Would like to try this, but I like grapes in my chicken salad, can I just add them or replace them with something else listed in the recipe? - 5/4/10

    Reply from LADYPIXEL (5/4/10)
    I'd just add them - figure in a few extra calories for the grapes, depending on how much you use, and a little extra carb. :)


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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    great!!!! - 4/24/10

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  • I like this too and added some curry powder to mine - fantastic! - 2/29/12

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  • Excellent flavor and easy to make! My family loved it! - 8/24/11

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  • You can also use can chicken, low fat cream cheese, diced celery, diced bell pepper, and a little olive oil.
    *add salt to taste*
    I serve mine with celery. - 3/23/11

    Reply from LADYPIXEL (3/23/11)
    I did actually have the diced celery in this recipe already, and I tend to avoid cream cheese due to the high sodium content, hence why I didn't mention it. But those are great suggestions!


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  • I love this! - 3/4/11

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  • I like to use left over chicken from the previous nite's dinner. Especiall when it's from my rotissery or the grill.
    1T of creammy itailian dressing adds alot of flavor - 1/3/11

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  • Thank you, sounds like a great recipe! I'm new to all this, but within this recipe, approximately what measurement is a serving? - 8/6/10

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  • This sounds yummy. I'll save this recipe. Adding the grapes sounds even better. - 6/27/10

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  • This sounds good-will have to try! - 6/10/10

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  • yum good - 5/21/10

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