A good chicken salad is wonderful and yet I have a hard time finding it. I vary mine with one exception - it always has some kind of fruit in it. The fruit is often grapes but I've also used craisins and various other things. My version today includes apples as well as grapes. I like the natural sweetness the fruit adds as well as the color!
ALAINA'S FRUITED CHICKEN SALAD
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1 1/2 - 2 chicken breasts, diced
1 apple, cored and finely diced
1/3 c. red or green grapes, quartered
2 stalks celery, finely diced
2 Tb. red onion, finely diced
1 Tb. lemon juice
1/3 c. mayonnaise (I often use half mayo and half plain yogurt)
1 tsp. dried dill OR 1 Tb. fresh dill
Salt & Pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients. Serve over spring greens or lettuce or as a sandwich filling. (We really liked this served over the greens with water crackers on the side). Serves about 4.
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