Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cranberry Cashew Chicken Salad

This has become my signature chicken salad and it's always a big hit! This recipe feeds a crowd, but you can divide it for a smaller recipe.

3 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 chicken leg quarters
4 stalks celery - finely diced
8 oz. cashews
6 oz. dried cranberries
salt, pepper, garlic & basil to taste

- Poach, roast or boil chicken just until cooked through.
- Cool.
- Clean leg quarters off the bone. Cut chicken into 1/2" cubes.
- Add in cranberries, celery and cashews.
- Add in seasonings and enough mayo to moisten, but not to overwhelm.
- Mix thoroughly and chill.
- Serve on your choice of bread, crackers, salad greens or on it's own.

I think it's even better the second day. We eat this year round, but it's great on a hot summer day.

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