Best chicken salad I ever had- a little homemade Aioli mayo with chicken, sun-dried tomato, olive and thyme. Great on sandwiches or on romaine lettuce. This recipe adapts to various tastes well- for instance, it goes great with crumbled bacon, minced red onion, touch of sage, or red wine vinegar instead of the aioli.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place chicken breasts into a saucepan with enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil, then cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until cooked through. Drain, and set aside to cool.

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  • While the chicken is poaching, whisk together egg yolks and garlic until light colored. Whisk in olive oil in a thin stream until fully incorporated. Flavor with lemon juice and salt to taste. This is the aioli sauce.

  • Shred or cut chicken into small pieces, and place in a salad bowl. Toss with the olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and thyme. Stir in 3/4 cup of the aioli until everything is evenly coated. Taste and adjust seasoning if desired. Refrigerate, or serve immediately. Make a pleased groaning sound as you eat it.

Nutrition Facts

732 calories; 65.3 g total fat; 168 mg cholesterol; 463 mg sodium. 9.7 g carbohydrates; 29.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2008
Wonderful change from plain old chicken salad. I never follow a recipe exactly and I added a few things to this one and it was excellent. I've made it 3 times in 5 days and it's been eaten on sandwiches as a side dish and mixed with pasta. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/12/2008
absolutely the worst recipe I've ever done. usually the recipes I've tried have all been pretty good. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2008
Wonderful change from plain old chicken salad. I never follow a recipe exactly and I added a few things to this one and it was excellent. I've made it 3 times in 5 days and it's been eaten on sandwiches as a side dish and mixed with pasta. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2008
Wonderful change from plain old chicken salad. I never follow a recipe exactly and I added a few things to this one and it was excellent. I've made it 3 times in 5 days and it's been eaten on sandwiches as a side dish and mixed with pasta. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2008
WHILE MAKING THIS SALAD I DID NOT THINK IT WAS GOING TO TASTE THAT GOOD BUT I MUST CONFESS ALL THE INGREDIENTS AND FLAVORS BLEND TOGETHER VERY WELL. TASTES GREAT! USED IT FOR SANDWICHES. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/12/2008
absolutely the worst recipe I've ever done. usually the recipes I've tried have all been pretty good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2006
this was very flavorful and it's nice to find a chicken salad recipe that doesn't use mayo Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2008
This recipie was AMAZING! I made it for lunch today with Rosemary Bread. (also from this site) I thought that the flavors would blend perfectly and I wasn't disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2007
We can't get enough of it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2018
I had a bit of chicken left over from a Costco rotisserie that I picked up earlier this week and decided to give this recipe a try. I have to say that I was quite surprised! I made half a recipe and used a Mediterranean black olive (not the black olives you get in a can) and the flavors really worked! I had this for lunch served on toast. I have a feeling it's going to taste even better tomorrow after sitting in the fridge overnight. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More