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Wonderful Chicken Salad Recipe

This is a great chicken salad recipe that I made up the other night. The apple and the almonds make it really special. It is a bit like the recipe that Arby’s uses, but it is still more basic than ‘fancy’, which is what I was hoping for. It pleased my picky family too. I was a bit afraid that my husband would ‘trip’ over the apple in it, but after a couple of bites he declared it ‘surprisingly good’ and said the recipe is a keeper.

It’s very easy to make, and quite inexpensive. I’d made a chicken stew the other night, and saved the 2 boiled chicken breasts for this recipe. The 2 breasts were just enough, so I am declaring this a great leftover chicken recipe.

We are black pepper freaks so in the picture you see ours topped with a lot of extra black pepper. That’s really typical around here. 🙂


1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups chopped, cooked chicken meat
1/2 cup crushed roasted almonds
1 med-large golden delicious apple, peeled and cut into small squares
pinch salt


Mix together apple with lemon juice. Add other ingredients and mix well.

Serve on bread for sandwiches or as a crustini, or on fresh greens.

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