CHICKEN HAZELNUT SALAD
1 pound chicken breasts
1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
1/3 cup celery, diced
1 Tablespoon green onion, minced (red onion gives this salad wonderful color, too)
2 Tablespoons dill weed OR 1/3 cup fresh dill, chopped
1 - 2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 Tablespoon dijon mustard, optional
salt and pepper to taste
Boil and chop chicken. Add pecans, celery and green onion. Toss. In separate bowl, mix mayonnaise, sour cream, salt and pepper to taste. Pour over chicken and stir. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
NOTE: Chop the chicken in a food processor for a smoother chicken salad.
Pairs Well With
This chicken salad recipe is so adaptable. Spoon it into cherry tomatoes or celery sticks, or onto crackers for an appetizer. Serve it on a lettuce leaf for a salad. Or, between slices of bread for a sandwich.