Thursday, May 22, 2014
Honey Nut Chicken Salad
When I was in OKC a few months ago, I was able to shop at Sprouts, a regional natural food store primarily in the Southwest (next year in Atlanta!!!) Their deli has this wonderfully different and delicious chicken salad called Uncle Hank's Honey Nut Chicken Salad. I can't remember ever turning down any chicken salad, but after a while they all tend to meld into one. This was really different with a honey/mayo base and the addition of fresh apricots.
I brought the label home so I had all of the ingredients and tried to duplicate it as best as I could remember. I think I came pretty close but if I didn't, it's still a good one I'll be making all summer long.
HONEY NUT CHICKEN SALAD (2 servings)
1 cup cooked, shredded and smushed white chicken
3 Tbsp finely chopped celery
2 Tbsp finely chopped pecans
2 Tbsp finely chopped almonds
1-2 apricot(s), peeled, pitted, and chopped
2 Tbsp craisins
2 Tbsp mayo
1 to 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
salt to taste
Mix first six ingredients together (chicken through craisins). Set aside.
Mix dressing ingredients together. Adjust honey and salt to taste. Mix into chicken mixture.
Let chill at least several hours before servings.