Persian Chicken Salad With Pickles and Olives

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 330


1 pound red potato, large
2 eggs, large
salt, to taste
2 cups chicken, finely diced, (1/4 inch) cold grilled
3 tablespoons dill pickles or cornichons, finely chopped
2 ribs celery, medium sized, very finely diced
1 tablespoon green olives, pitted, chopped
6 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, plus a few sprigs for garnish
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
8 leaves lettuce, rinsed and spun dry, for serving
2 tomatoes, fresh, ripe, thinly sliced, for garnish
12 olives, black, preferably oil-cured, for garnish


1. Place the potatoes and eggs in a pot of cold salted water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the potatoes are tender (they will be easy to pierce with a skewer) and the eggs are hard cooked 11 minutes should do it (see Note). Drain the potatoes and eggs in a colander and rinse under cold water until cool. Drain well.

2. Cut the potatoes into 1/4-inch dice, then place in a large bowl. Add the chicken, pickles, celery, olives, mayonnaise, and chopped dill and toss gently but thoroughly to mix. Correct the seasoning, adding salt and pepper to taste. Shell the eggs, cut into 1/4-inch dice, and add to the bowl.

3. To serve, line plates or a platter with lettuce leaves. Arrange the tomato slices in a ring around the edge of the plate, overlapping them slightly. Mound the chicken salad in the center and decorate the top with the olives and dill sprigs.

Serves 4

Note: In any case, the eggs will be done after 11 minutes. The potatoes may take longer.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 330
Calories from Fat: 168

This Persian Chicken Salad With Pickles and Olives recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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