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Whole Foods Classic Chicken Salad


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  • Dressing for Chicken Salad
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp powdered mustard
  • 2 1/2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • Chicken Salad
  • 5 cups chicken, cubed
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 2/3 cup dressing
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp sea salt or to taste
  • 1 tsp white ground pepper or to taste



Step 1

To make Dressing
1.In abowl, whisk sugar, flour, salt, pepper and mustard, set aside.In a small saucepan, bring vinegar and water to a boil. Very slowly and gradually, add the boiled mixture to the egg yolk, stirring constantly, until its warm to touch. If any egg solidifies, pick it out and discard.
Gradually add wet mixture to the dry ingredients, whisking constantly to combine
2.Reduce heat to low and pour mixture back into saucepan. Stirring constantly, heat the mixture until thickened ,2-3 minutes. DO NOT ALLOW TO BOIL.Remove from heat, transfer to bowl and cool completely. Mixed boiled dressing with mayonnaise

To make chicken Salad
1. Put celery and red onion in food processor--pulse to chop lightly. Return to final serving bowl.Add chicken to serving bowl. Combine chicken ,celery ,red onion, dressing and sour cream. Add additional salt and pepper to taste


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