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With spring just days away, what I like to call “shower and celebration” season is almost upon us. So many bridal showers, baby showers and graduation parties happen when the weather warms up. Today I’ve got a recipe that would be perfect for any of those, or as a light supper or for lunch all week long!
I love chicken salad, and have quite a few different variations I make. Chicken salad makes a great meal on a hot day when you’re hungry but don’t want anything heavy. Plus, I have the leftovers for lunch for a few days after. Recipes that serve more than one purpose are always a good idea!
This one has a little extra flavor from the Dijon, and serving it in the lettuce “cups” makes it even fresher and lighter. If you want to make it for a party, you can plate them up like this or serve the salad in a big bowl, with the lettuce on a big platter, and let your guests fill their own!
Dijon Chicken Salad CupsBy Krista Marshall
6 to 8
- 2 lbs boneless chicken tenders
- Olive oil
- Garlic powder
- ¼ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp dried parsley
- 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
- 3 celery ribs, diced
- ⅓ cup sliced almonds, plus more for topping
- 1 head bibb lettuce, leaves separated
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Drizzle chicken liberally with olive oil and season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Roast for 30 to 40 minutes, until cooked through. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then shred. Allow to cool completely and transfer to a large bowl.
In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice and parsley and season with salt and pepper. Mix to combine.
Add grapes, celery and almonds to shredded chicken. Toss to combine. Add dressing and stir well. Chill for at least 1 hour. Fill leaves of lettuce with chicken salad. Sprinkle with additional sliced almonds.
In my grocery store, the bibb lettuce is also marked “living lettuce” and has the roots still attached. Any lettuce will work, but I like the shapes of these leaves the best.
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