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Rec: Chicken Salad with Grapes and Walnuts

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Posted to Thread #18268 at 10:55 pm on May 25, 2010

I made this for a recent celebration; Great because can be made ahead, lovely presentation. (I am sure this rec came from either here or Gails).

(You can make this 2-3 days ahead.... I would probably double and serve on a large platter, lined with lettuce)

Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings

4 cups cubed (1/2 inch) cooked chicken (about 1 3/4 pound - I have grilled it as well as cooked in the oven...Both good)
1 cup walnuts,toasted and chopped
1 celery rib, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (1 cup) (I omitt)
2 tablespoons finely chopped shallot (I use red onion; and add more...IF your onion is too onionish; you can put in a bowl with a lil honey, mix together, then proceed)
2 cups halved seedless red grapes
3/4 cup mayonnaise (I use less and add some sour cream)
3 tablespoons tarragon vinegar (I use either tarragon or white wine vinegar)
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper (I use freshly ground, cracked pepper)

My Addition: I added chopped green apple (To replace the crunch of the celery)

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

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