Village Chicken Salad

A New Addiction!

My brother-in-law, Russell is in town.  The other day he brought me some chicken salad that he made that he said he can’t stop eating.  It is truly addictive.  You must make this!  He got the recipe from a friend.  I hope she doesn’t mind me sharing!

Village Chicken Salad

Serves 6 -8

4 whole chicken breasts
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup sherry
2 stalks of celery with leaves
1½ tsp sugar
2 cloves garlic, mashed

Dressing
¾ cup mayonnaise
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
½ tsp soy sauce

1 large bunch of broccoli, broken up (no stalks)
½ cup celery, chopped
½ cup scallions, chopped
½ cup unsalted cashews

Remove skin from chicken. Combine soy sauce, sherry, celery stalks, sugar and garlic in a large frying – add chicken breasts. Simmer until tender. Reserve the liquid.

Cool chicken, bone and cube, return the chicken to the reserved liquid.

Steam the broccoli until bright green and crisp. Cool with ice water bath.

Mix together the dressing ingredients.

Drain the chicken and add it to the dressing. Toss the rest of the ingredients (except the cashews) together and put it in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

Add cashews and serve with fresh pineapple.

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