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Gourmet Chicken Salad II Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Gourmet Chicken Salad II

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"This is a yummy version of an old favorite. Looks and tastes like you put a lot of work into it, but it's very simple. Serve with crackers or on your fave samich rolls. Yum!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. Place chicken in a skillet, and sprinkle with lemon juice and 1/2 the rosemary. Pour broth into the skillet. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 25 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear. Drain, cool, and dice chicken.
  2. In a large bowl, toss chicken with lemon zest, remaining rosemary, walnuts, celery, blue cheese, mayonnaise, brown mustard, salt and pepper, and garlic powder. Chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 10, 2007

As fantastic as this recipe is, as written, I've found it to be versatile as well. I had some left over roasted chicken, and decide I wanted to make a quick chicken salad out of. I reduced the menu for 4 servings, and used: 1/2 tsp of McCormick Garlic and Herb seasoning in place of, Fresh Rosemary. 1/2 Cup of chopped almonds instead of walnuts. 1/4 cup of Feta instead of Blue Cheese. I didn't add any salt because of the saltiness of the Feta, but did use fresh cracked black pepper. What a fantastic recipe! It would work great as an appetizer, or a dip, and the only thing that I might seriously consider adding to it would be a tbsp or a 1/4 cup of raisuns to it. Toasted wheat bread, or crescent rolls with lettuce and tomato for a great sandwhich. I highly recommend this recipe both "as is," or to experiment with!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 22, 2007

I was not impressed with this chicken salad. The rosemary was overwhelming.


14 Ratings

Jul 03, 2005

I made this recipe, except I tossed in some golden rasins, it was fantastic!

Oct 23, 2007

This was very good. Reviewers who found the rosemary to be overwhelming may not have been using fresh rosemary -- if you are going to use dried rosemary you need to reduce the amount to one teaspoon. My husband doesn't like nuts, so I left them out of his portion. He tried one bite with walnuts in it; he agreed that the walnuts are needed to balance the intensity of the blue cheese taste, but thought perhaps raisins might do the same thing. I might add some halved grapes or some raisins next time.

Mar 23, 2006

Loved it, Not generally a fan of chicken salad, but this stuff is fabulous!

Aug 10, 2007

This was delicious! I didn't have the walnuts so I added chopped cashews instead which worked quite well for me. I also added a single serving sized tin of drained fruit cocktail for added taste. I will definitely be making it again and may just add toasted sesame seeds as well. I took the accompanying photo and that is tomato aspic on the side. (Recipe for that is under review!)

Apr 16, 2006

I liked this a lot, but I think the rosemary was a bit out of place. Other than the rosemary, I think this was a real hit!

Jan 07, 2007

I was a little disappointed with this recipe. I thought I would love the combination of ingredients, but it was way too nutty. I couldn't finish it because all I could taste were the walnuts. If they were decreased to maybe 1/2 cup, this would have been good.


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  • Calories
  • 393 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 35.5 g
  • 55%
  • Fiber
  • 1.8 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 16.3 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 354 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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