UP NORTH CHERRY CHICKEN SALAD
4 cooked & diced boneless chicken breasts
1/3 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup diced celery
1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
½ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoon buttermilk*
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
*If you don’t have buttermilk on hand you can substitute
1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup
*For this recipe I just added ¼ tsp lemon juice to the milk.
1/3 cup diced apples
1/3 cup diced pears
¼ cup green scallions
¼ cup fresh parsley finely chopped
This is so easy breezy; just mix the cooked chicken, dried cherries, celery, nuts, and any optional ingredients. Add the milk and mayonnaise and toss well. Keep in the fridge until nicely chilled. This recipe can be made a day ahead, in fact it’s even better the next day. Serve as a main dish salad on a bed of fresh greens, or as a sandwich on a croissant, or whole grain bread. This also makes a super summer appetizer when served on crackers or crostini.
By the way, just wondering.... do other states use the phrase "Up North" too?