"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Crunchy Chicken Salad Recipe

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Added: Sunday, December 28, 2008


2 c. cooked, diced, chicken
2 c. cooked brown rice, cooled
1/2 c. chopped green onion
1/4 c. oil
1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
1/2 c. chopped celery
1 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
1 can sliced water chestnuts
1 chopped apple
1 chopped green pepper
3/4 c. mayonnaise
6 oz. pineapple, diced or crushed
1/2 tsp. salt
dash of pepper

Cook rice and cool. The night before mix rice, onion, oil and vinegar. Chill overnight. Drain the pineapple. Combine remaining ingredients at least 2 hours ahead. Add more mayonnaise if necessary.




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