A Truly Different Chicken Salad

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 446


Vinaigrette Dressing:
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon dried chives
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup oil
8 chicken breasts halves, skin removed
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Vinaigrette Dressing
1 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon, or 1 teaspoon dried
1 lemon peel, grated
1 bunch of lettuce, red-tip, curly leaf, etc.


Vinaigrette Dressing:
Mix all of the ingredients by shaking in a jar. Chill. Shake well before serving.

Put the chicken breasts into a glass baking dish or pan in a single layer. Mix the lemon juice and salt and pour over the chicken. Cover and bake for 30 minutes at 400°. Cool and cut chicken into small, bite-sized pieces. Marinate it in the Vinaigrette Dressing for about 3 hours at room temperature. Mix the mayonnaise, tarragon, and lemon rind. Combine with the drained chicken pieces. Chill. When ready to serve, put salad on large lettuce leaves.

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Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 446
Calories from Fat: 401

This A Truly Different Chicken Salad recipe is from the Best of the Best From The Southwest Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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