Chicken Salad Cold Plate

In my hometown of Estill County, Kentucky, one of my favorite springtime specials the restaurants would have was a “Cold Plate.” You could choose chicken salad or pimento cheese and it would come with crackers, veggies, fruit, ranch, and fruit dip. My go-to chicken salad is grape/pecan based, but this is another springy hit!

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken, shredded (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 3 scallions (green tops), thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried cherries
  • 1 cup chopped apple (mix with 1 tsp lemon juice)
  • 1 cup chopped candied pecans
  • 1-1 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2-4 tbsp honey Dijon mustard
  • Black pepper/Salt/Sugar to taste
  • Recipe

    Combine all ingredients in a bowl until blended well. Serve with crackers, celery, on a croissant or bread, or with lettuce boats.

    Approximate Nutrition Information for 1/2 cup (makes aprx. 6 cups): 180 calories, 11g fat, 9g carbs, 10g sugar protein

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    In my hometown of Estill County, Kentucky, one of my favorite springtime specials the restaurants would have was a “Cold Plate.” You could choose chicken salad or pimento cheese and it would come with crackers, veggies, fruit, ranch, and fruit dip. My go-to chicken salad is grape/pecan based, but this is another springy hit!