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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Chicken Salad with Blueberries
I came across this recipe as I was browsing around and when I saw that it has blueberries added to it; I was thinking hmmm thats odd but I am so happy that I tried it out. It has some crunch from the celery and onion, sweetness from the corn and tad bit sour from the blueberries. The dressing is a combination from sour cream and mayonaise and a hint of lemon juice. This wonderful salad is such a treat on a warm day.
Source: Pioneer Woman's Kitchen
2 wholeBoneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
Salt And Pepper, to taste
Olive Oil, For Drizzling
3 stalksCelery (inner Light Green Stalks), Finely Diced
2 earsFresh Corn or canned corn ( drained)
¼ wholeMedium Red Onion, Finely Diced
3 TablespoonsFresh Dill, Minced
3 TablespoonsSour Cream
¼ cupsHalf-and-half, optional
1 teaspoonSugar (more To Taste)
Salt And Pepper (additional) To Taste
¾ cupsCrumbled Feta
Place chicken breasts into large plastic storage bag. Pound with a mallet or rolling pin to flatten to 1/4 inch uniform thickness. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
Heat grill and drizzle chicken with olive oil. Grill chicken on both sides until done, about 7 minutes per side. (Rotate halfway during grilling each side to ensure pretty grill marks.) Remove from pan. Allow to cool.
With a very sharp knife, shave kernels off each corn cob. Combine with the onion and celery. Set aside.
Mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, feta, and half-and-half. Stir in sugar, squeeze in lemon juice, and add salt and pepper. Stir, then taste. Add more salt if necessary; do not undersalt!
Slice chicken on the bias to create flat, randomly shaped pieces. Throw into a bowl with celery, onion, and corn. Stir to combine. Pour half the dressing over the ingredients and toss gently. Add more as desired, but don’t overcoat the salad; should be light!
At the end, toss in the blueberries to lightly coat them in the dressing. Serve, then sprinkle individual helpings with feta.