Recipe for Chicken Salad with Brazil Nuts

Updated: Jun 8


Inspired by 400 Salads Cookbook

Although I have come across a number of chicken salad recipes, this one caught my eye because of how unique it is. The unusual additions of Brazil nuts and peas initially left me skeptical, but once I tested the recipe, I was impressed with this combination of ingredients. The flavors were not the only interesting component since the recipe also recommends mixing French dressing and mayonnaise together to produce a creamy and delicious sauce. If you are in a time pinch, I suggest buying store-roasted chicken. This recipe is a nice departure from conventional chicken salad recipes, and, served in a nice brioche bun with a side of salt and vinegar chips, it is perfection.


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chicken breast, cooked and diced

  • 1 cup cucumber, cubed

  • 1 cup Brazil nuts, chopped

  • 1 cup peas, cooked

  • 1/2 cup French dressing

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • Salt and pepper

Yields: serving for 2

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Method:

  1. Combine the chicken, cucumber, nuts and peas in a bowl.

  2. Add the French dressing and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

  3. Add the mayonnaise and incorporate fully.

  4. Season to taste.

  5. Serve with salad greens or as filling for a sandwich.

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