August 11, 2010

Wednesday's Chow - Chicken Salad with Pecans

Chicken Salad with Pecans


3 whole chicken breasts
2 stalks celery cut up, including tops
1 small onion sliced
Salt to taste
3 cups boiling water

½ cup chopped pecans
½ cup to 1 cup chopped celery
2 cups diced apples with skin on
½ cup chopped green pepper
2 teaspoons onion

¾ cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons light cream
½ teaspoon white pepper
½ teaspoon salt

1 can sliced pineapple
Black or green olives (optional)
Pecan halves (optional)


Combine chicken, celery, sliced onion and salt in pan of boiling water. Simmer covered for 30-40 minutes. Remove chicken and cool.

Cut breasts into 1/2–inch cubes. In large bowl combine chicken, pecans, celery, apples, green pepper and onion.

In small bowl combine mayonnaise, cream, salt and pepper. Mix well. Add to chicken and toss.

Refrigerate at least one hour. Spoon salad into one slice of pineapple on a bed of lettuce. Decorate with olives or more pecans, if desired. Serves 6-8.

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Phyllis Campbell said...

Oh yummy...both the recipe and the hunk. lol

When you say 'light cream' what do you use for that?


Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

LOL, I've never made this hmmm, good question Phyllis. Knowing me, I'd just use milk since I don't keep cream in my house.


Paige Ryter said...

Yum! Chicken and beefcake! Is that kind of like surf and turf, if I can surf on his 6-pack? tee-hee-hee!

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Paige, you crack me up. Thanks for being such a great blog visitor.

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Anonymous said...

Okay, now for the recipe, I think I'll give this one a try.

Joanne Stewart said...

Have to echo everybody else... both the recipe and the hunk are quite yummy!

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Hi, gals. I'm glad you like the chicken recipe and the beef cake! Thanks for stopping by.

Marie-Nicole Ryan said...

Way too many ingredients, but it sounds luscious. I love chicken salad, but I'm afraid mine is more rudimentary.

Thanks for sharing.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Hi, Marie-Nicole. It does look complicated, doesn't it? I'm going to fix it this week or next, cause it looks good. Someone at my church makes a wonderful chicken salad....I really need to get the recipe from her.