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Chicken Salad Recipe

I'm looking for a good chicken salad recipe. I'm going to bake chicken tonight and I always have leftovers. I have always liked CS's that use chunks of chicken instead of shredded, do not have a lot of sweet in them but are instead a little spicy, and maybe heavy on the black pepper. Any help would be appreciated.

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  1. I like to use a mix of mayo and cream cheese, salt and pepper, chopped fresh rosemary, chopped scallions or chives and chopped toasted almonds. You get depth of flavor, a nice crunch, and the cream cheese makes it a bit denser and richer tasting.

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    1. re: katecm

      the cream cheese sounds interesting, I may have to try that on my next batch.

      I like mincing some gherkin pickles as an adder to mine.

      1. re: katecm

        I like mine made with a premix of cream, sour cream, mayo and curry powder to taste, raisins, celery and apple.

        1. re: smartie

          I'm with smartie but I just season my mayo with some curry power (carefully) and use onion instead of celery.

      2. I like capers, olive oil, vinegar or lemon juice, dijon mustard (or, even better, grainy French mustard), and herbes de provence. also fantastic if you have fresh tarragon and parsley, and shallots. and it's great in a sandwich or salad with fresh baby greens.

        1. I add mayo, chopped shallots, grapes (halved), pecans, a little celery, salt and pepper. Could add taragon as well...or a splash of taragon vinegar for a little kick.

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          1. re: HungryLetsEat

            I second this one....I use this almost exactly the same...I do a mayo/yogurt mix and i also throw in some celery salt...wonderful!

          2. Cinnamon is the secret to my CS!!

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            1. re: ktcolt

              Wow- do you use onions, celery and mayo with a bit of cinnamon. Wouldlove to know the rest of you recipe. TIA

            2. A little mayo, mustard, hot sauce, a little red onion, cumin, cilantro, walnuts, s&p.