Chicken Breast Salad with Granny Smith Green Apple

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chicken salad with granny smith apple

We were so excited to see some of the first Granny Smith apples of the season from Murray Family Farms and so Chef Cathy put together this simple and fresh chicken salad, perfect on the go and to make in a big batch to eat throughout the week. 

chicken salad with granny smith apples

Makes 4 large servings: Use local and organic ingredients whenever possible

Homemade Mayo:

*This can be done in a food processor or with an immersion blender

1 large egg (pasture-raised/organic ideally), room temperature
1 tsp dry mustard
1 1/2 cups safflower oil
1 tsp salt
Juice of one medium lemon

For the chicken:

3 whole chicken breasts 
Skin on
2 Granny Smith apples
1c mayo
2 tsp celery seed
2 tsp. granulated garlic
1 tsp. kosher coarse salt
1/2 tsp pepper

 

danika brysha chicken salad

Homemade Mayo: 

Crack one room temperature egg into a food processor or a bowl if using immersion blender. Add ground mustard and 1/2 cup safflower oil. Use immersion blender or food processor to blend together. Very slowly add the rest of the oil so it emulsifies (this should be an arm workout if you’re going slow enough). Finish with salt and lemon juice. Chill. Chill the mayo too. 

Chicken Salad: 

Using a large sauce pan, place the chicken in and cover with water. The water should extend one inch over the chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat slightly, to a small boil. Cook chicken for 18-22 minutes. Until cooked thru and no pink remains. Remove and cool while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. 

Slice the apples in half and remove the core. Cut into 1/2" dice. Add to a mixing bowl. Add the mayo and stir through to coat the apples. This will keep them from turning brown. Add the cooled, cubed chicken and spices. Taste. Adjust the seasoning. Serve over arugula or with sliced tomatoes.

chicken salad with granny smith apples

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