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Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Party Chicken Salad

October 5, 2016
By Capt. Dick May , Pine Island Eagle

Ingredients:

1 C chopped pecans

1/2 C mayonnaise

1/2 C minced sweet onion

2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

5 C chopped cooked chicken breast

4 small fresh, firm ripe peaches peeled and diced

Garnish: fresh basil sprigs and fresh blackberries

How to:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Bake pecans in single layer on a baking sheet for 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant

3. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack about 15 minutes

4. Stir together mayonnaise and onion, basil, salt and pepper in a large bowl.

5. Fold in pecans, chicken and peaches.

6. Cover and chill 2 hours

7. Garnish if desired

Serves 6

Capt. Dick May is the owner of Easy Rider Charters in Bokeelia. He can be reached at 239-283-3247 or EasyRiderCharters.com. "Capt. Dick's Seafood & Southern Country Cooking" (a new cookbook) can be ordered at www.Amazon.com. Go to Cookbooks then to Food and Wine category. Type in "Capt. Dick's Seafood and Southern Country Cooking" and click. A picture of the cookbook, price and info for ordering will be displayed.

 
 

 

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