Friday, September 14, 2012

Immaculate Chicken Salad

I used to make this salad all the time at my collegiate coffee house job at Immaculate Consumption (man, I miss that place).  My gal Maggie recently reminded me of it. So naturally, I had to make it.  It's a great take on chicken salad full of crunch & flavors & is mayo-free!  You can eat it served between some lettuce, tomato, a slice of provolone (like Immaculate) & bread as a sandwich or over some lightly dressed greens as a salad.  Click through to get this yummy recipe plus a bonus salad dressing recipe that really makes it sing in your salad!

Immaculate Chicken Salad
  • 1 lb grilled or baked chicken
  • 1 large green (granny smith) apple
  • 1/2 cup almond slices
  • 2 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Make it!
  1. Chop grilled chicken & apples into small 1/4 inch pieces.
  2. Over low heat in a sauté pan lightly toast the almond slices (2-3 minutes).
  3. Combine chicken, apples, almonds, granulated garlic & celery seed in a bowl.
  4. Toss with olive oil (if it seems dry add some more!).
  5. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  6. Serve over mixed greens tossed in balsamic dijon dressing (recipe below).

Balsamic Dijon Dressing Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Make it!
Whisk all ingredients together until smooth.

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    1. mmm maybe i'll put that recipe up soon :) you loved your three cheese!

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  2. Hey there. This dressing also works well with some honey! Thanks for the reminder...now if you can let me know what the dressing is on the turkey green apple pita from Immaculate!

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    1. good call emily! i'll be sure to share that recipe soon. check back :)

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