Apple and Walnut Chicken Salad

Looking to make a delicious Chicken Salad? How about giving the Apple and Walnut Chicken Salad a try. The Apple and Walnut Chicken Salad ingredients and cooking instructions are listed below.

3 Chicken breasts – (1 lb.ea.)
2 Tart green apples
2 tb Fresh lemon juice
2/3 c Chopped pitted dates
1 c Finely chopped celery *
Salt; to taste
Freshly ground black pepper; to taste
1/2 c Chopped toasted walnuts
—Poaching Liquid—
4 c A Basic Chicken Stock **
1 Celery leaf
1 Parsley sprig
1 pn Salt
1 tb Fresh lemon juice
1/3 c Sour cream
1/3 c Mayonnaise
2 tb Fresh lemon juice
Cooking Instructions:
1. Poach the chicken breasts in the poaching liquid for 10 minutes, or just until the pink color is gone throughout.
2. The breasts will be firm when pressed with the back of a fork. Let cool to room temperature in the liquid.
3.Remove and discard the skin and bones, and shred the chicken into bite-size pieces. Core, peel, and cut apples in 1/2″ slices.
4. In a large bowl, toss the apples with 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Add the chicken, dates, and celery. Toss to mix well. In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream, mayonnaise, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
5. Add to the chicken mixture, along with salt and pepper. Toss again to combine well.
6. Cover and chill the salad for 1 hour or more. Just before serving, stir in the walnuts. This recipe serves 4 to 6.

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