Carrot, Raisin & Pecan Chicken Salad
May 18, 2016
Categories: Lunch, Salads, Meat Salad, Poultry, Nuts/Seeds, Fruit, North American, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, One-Pot Meal, No-Cook, Brunch, Ladies Luncheon, Picnic, Hand Mix/Whisk, Refrigerator, Gluten-Free, Low Carbohydrate, Non-Dairy, Sugar-Free, Cooked Chicken or Beef, Cooked Chicken, Sandwiches, Kosher Meat more
"I found this recipe @ realsimpledotcom & all I could think about is how happy it would make my Siggi. He makes few rules about our meals or MY kitchen, but 1 rule I must "obey" at all times is: When we cook a whole chicken, we eat 1 hot meal from it (the dark meat) & all the remains are used for chicken salad because he loves eating it as salad or sandwich filling. He already has 2 recipes that he esp favors & my bet is this recipe will give him a trio of favorite options. As written by me, this recipe begins w/pre-cooked chicken so time was estimated accordingly. Altho the basic recipe remained mostly the same, I admit I amended it slightly to suit our preferences. I hope you will ENJOY the result. :-)"
- Serving Size: 1 (141 g)
- Calories 272
- Total Fat - 13 g
- Saturated Fat - 1.9 g
- Cholesterol - 69.3 mg
- Sodium - 227.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 14.4 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2 g
- Sugars - 6.1 g
- Protein - 25 g
- Calcium - 35.8 mg
- Iron - 1.4 mg
- Vitamin C - 6.2 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
Add all ingredients to a med-sized bowl, mix well & refrigerate for use as needed.
TO SERVE: Serve the chicken salad atop lettuce leaves w/buttered toast on the side .. or .. Use as sandwich filling.
*NOTE #1* - Since originally entered, I've amended this recipe in 2 ways. I added red grapes as optional when Siggi commented he esp liked them in chicken salad .. & .. I also increased the amt of mayo slightly in response to reviewer comment.
*HINT NOTE* - When I made this salad for a photo, grating the carrot seemed awkward & not a desirable texture, so I found a better way. I used my zesting tool to get thin strips of carrot. They incorporated well & worked visually too. I also did not use the pecans if you're looking for them as Siggi is diet-restricted for them currently.
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