Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Chicken Salad Veronique

I am loving the Barefoot Contessa cook book At Home.
Brianne , Brittany and I decided to try this recipe.
Lovely fresh taste , light but filling.
4 split chicken breast bone in skin on ( I used boneless skinless filets)
olive oil
salt and pepper
1/2 cup mayonnaise( used Hellmans)
1 1/2 TBSP chopped fresh tarragon( used 1 TBSP fresh chopped parsley and 1/2 TBSP dried tarragon)
1 cup small-diced celery(2 stalks)
1 cup green grapes (halved)
Preheat oven to 350, place chicken breasts skin side up on sheet pan rub olive oil on them , dust with salt and pepper.
Roast for 35 - 40 minutes( I did mine for 25)
Set aside and cool.
If using bone in skin on, remove meat , chop into 3/4 inch dice, discard bones and skin. Place chicken in a bowl add mayonnaise, tarragon, parsley , celery and grapes, season with 1 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp. pepper. Toss well.
Serve on a bed of lettuce or in a pita pocket with baby lettuce as a bed .

This would make a great dish for a ladies spring lunch( I am longing for spring) served with fresh warm bread rolls,
with a nice pinot grigio.
For dessert fresh strawberries and cream.


Kim and Victoria said...

That sounds so good! I'd love to be one of your "ladies spring lunch". Nice idea for the accompaniments, warm bread rolls, pinot grigio and fresh strawberries and cream. Yum.

Anonymous said...

I think you're having way too much fun!!!! LOL

Rosanne said...

Its a great book isn't it? The recipes you've tried look wonderful!