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Chicken Salad Recipe-2670

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
Comments: 1


Yield: 6 to 8 servings


  • 6 cups cooked chicken, cut up into good-sized pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup diced tender celery stalks
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon finely cut fresh tarragon leaves (or ΒΌ tsp dried tarragon)
  • 2/3 cup or so mayonnaise
  • Fresh salad greens, washed and dried

For decoration:

  • All or a choice of sliced or chopped hard-boiled eggs, parsley sprigs, strips of red pimiento


Toss the chicken with salt, pepper, olive oil, lemon juice, celery, onion, and walnuts. Cover and refrigerate at least 20 minutes or overnight. Drain out any accumulated liquid; toss with the parsley and tarragon. Taste analytically and correct seasonings. Fold in just enough mayonnaise to enrobe ingredients. Shred the greens, arrange on a platter, and mound the salad on top. Spread a thin coat of mayonnaise over the chicken and decorate with the eggs, parsley, and pimiento strips.

© 2000 Julia Child

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  • themotherhenof3

    09.12.09 Flag comment

    Pictures would be helpful. Sounds good!


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