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Chicken Salad Deluxe Recipe

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This recipe for Chicken Salad Deluxe, by , is from The Issa Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Kathy Issa
Added: Tuesday, January 25, 2011


1 1/4 cup prepared buttermilk salad dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 tbs. half and half
1 3/4 tsp. beau monde seasoning
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
5 whole chicken breasts (about 2 pounds) skinned, cooked and cubed
10 oz. medium shell pasta, cooked, rinsed and drained
3 cups diced celery
2 1/2 cups of grapes, cut lengthwise in half
1 package (6-12 oz.) slivered almonds ( 1 tbsp. reserved for garnish)
2 cans (2.25 oz. each) sliced, drained water chestnuts
1/2 cup onions
lettuce leaves
sliced star fruit
cantaloupe slices

Combine salad dressing, mayonnaise, half and half, seasoning, salt and pepper in a small bowl; blend well.
Cover; refrigerate overnight to blend flavors. Combine chicken, celery, grapes, almonds, water chestnuts and onion a large bowl. Pour dressing over salad; toss gently to coat. Serve on lettuce. Garnish with reserved almonds, parsley, and star fruit. Serve with cantaloupe slices.

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45 minutes




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