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Deluxe Chicken or Turkey Salad (julia Child) Recipe

March 24th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

Deluxe Chicken or Turkey Salad (julia Child) Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  1. 6cups skinless and bonelesscooked chicken or cooked turkey, cut into bite size pieces
  2. salt
  3. freshly groundwhite pepper
  4. 1tablespoonlight olive oil
  5. 3tablespoonsfresh lemon juice
  6. 1/2cup choppedfresh parsley
  7. 1teaspoon finely cuttarragon leaves or1/4 teaspoon fragrantdried tarragon
  8. 1cup tendercelery, diced
  9. 1/2cupscallions or mildonions, minced
  10. 3/4cup choppedwalnuts (optional)
  11. 3/4cupmayonnaise, preferably homemade
  12. 1headromaine lettuce, washed and dried
  13. Garnishes

  14. 2hard-boiled eggs
  15. fresh parsley
  16. 3-5slices of redpimentos

DIRECTIONS

  1. Season the chicken or turkey in a large mixing bowl with the salt, pepper, and oil.
  2. Add lemon juice, herbs, celery, onions, romaine and optional walnuts- mix well.
  3. Taste and add more salt/pepper/lemon juice if required.
  4. Let mixture marinate for at least 10 minutes, tossing several times.
  5. Drain any accumulated liquid out of the salad, then fold in just enough mayonnaise to coat the ingredients.
  6. Garnish before serving, if desired.
  7. Note: Salad may be prepared a day in advance; cover and refrigerate.

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