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Chicken Salad My Way

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"My mom really likes the DC Chicken Salad at Corner Bakery, so I came up with a copy that tastes as good as the real thing. Enjoy!"
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8 h 45 m servings 472
Original recipe yields 3 servings (3 cups)


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  1. Place the 1-inch piece of ginger and star anise in a pot of water over medium-heat and bring to a boil. Add chicken to the water. Lower heat to medium-low; simmer until chicken is no longer pink the middle, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to a plate to cool. Once cool to the touch, dice into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Make a dressing by whisking together the mayonnaise, salt, pepper, paprika, and honey; set aside.
  3. Combine the diced chicken, celery, apple, onion, raisins, walnuts and 2 teaspoons minced ginger in a bowl. Drizzle dressing into the chicken mixture; stir until pieces are evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 472 calories; 37.3 19 18 55 357 Full nutrition

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Fabulous chicken salad! I LOVE chicken salad and this is some of the best. The ginger is a nice touch and I love the combination of fruits and the crunch from the walnuts. I used Hellman's ligh...

My husband is a picky eater, and we agree that this is the BEST chicken salad we have ever had! The only way I can actually let it set overnight is to not let him find out it's there. Tip for t...

This is a great chicken salad recipe! The ginger was a nice addition I'm sure I will use again. I did not use the star-anise pod as I didn't have it but would like to try it the next time I make...

A most refreshing salad, be sure to leave it in the fridge overnight to let the flavours blend. Thank you for this recipe it will become a summer favourite

I was looking for a more flavorful chicken salad and I found it! This recipe is absolutely delicious, has a lot of flavor and is a perfect balance of ginger and fruit. We ate it on croissants ...

I LOVED this and will make it often. I had oven baked chicken leftover so I skipped the first part. I used less fresh ginger - I'm pretty new to it. I also didn't have celery but had all other i...

I just made this earlier today and it is fantastic! I did however make a few small changes. I added a couple small pinches of both rosemary and thyme to the water when I cooked the chicken. I al...

Awesome. Delicious and so easy to make. I substituted leftover chicken I had already baked and it worked out very well. I will definitely tell friends about this one. Maybe I should take it t...

Best chicken salad I’ve ever had! We took it on a camping trip and one of the guys said he’s never liked chicken salad but loved this one. Only thing I did different, I used grapes instead of ra...