You know our day at the farm? Well, that was a long time ago. However, I have yet to share the recipes I made for that day.
When Holly and Emily and I get together, we love cooking and baking. We haven't done that in a while, though. However, I will try not to brag, but I can make the heck out of chicken salad. That is something that sisters #2 & #3 often suggest when they have not had it in a while.
So rightly so, I decided to make that for those sweet angels and not let them down. The key to this chicken salad is Greek yogurt! Yes, I said it greek yogurt! Believe it or not it does not have to be ALL mayonnaise based.
You're going to want to make this for the weekend. It's perfect for a girls night out or in. Make your favorite dip as well to go along with it. I love to pair spinach dip with it, and you guessed it, I use greek yogurt in that too!
This recipe makes a whole bunch! I fed 11 people that day and still had plenty left over. So if you're doing a small batch, you may want to half this recipe. I always share what I make and sometimes I half the chicken and make one batch with onion and one without onion. You could also cook most of the chicken and use some for something else as well.
First, I season the chicken, both sides, with salt, pepper, and onion powder. I place that in a large pot and fill it with water. I let the chicken boil until it is basically falling apart. I then take it out and let it cool off before shredding it. DON'T POUR YOUR BROTH OUT! Save it and I will show you what to do with that.
I shred most of the chicken by hand after it has cooled off. I save some of it though and put it in the food processor. For some reason I find that when I do that to some of it, it seems to mix and hold together better. Making it thicker.
In a separate bowl I add mayonnaise, sour cream, and plain greek yogurt. I mix those together, add salt and pepper to taste.
Then you can add the mixture to your chicken. Mix that up and then add your grapes, pecans. If you plan on doing some with and without onions at this time separate it. Then add your onions to it. Mix well.
- 12 chicken breasts (season with salt, pepper, and onion powder)
- 1/4 cup of finely chopped onion
- 1 cup of chopped pecans (or your favorite nuts)
- 2 cups of grapes (sliced in half)
- 1 1/2 of mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 3 cups plain greek yogurt
- salt and pepper to taste
Season your chicken breast with salt, pepper, and onion powder. Add to a large pot and fill with water. Boil it until they are falling apart. Then take them out and let them cool off. Once cooled shred them, add some to the food processor and pulse some and add back to the shredded chicken. Mix your wet ingredients together in a bowl, add to the chicken. Add your pecans, grapes, and onion to the mix. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Now your remember the "juices" from your chicken you boiled? Its broth, strain it and put it in a freezer bag. Be sure to label it with a date and what it is. You wouldn't believe the food I threw away recently when cleaning out my freezer, bc I did not label any freezer bags.
Let us know if you try this recipe, it is one of our favorites!