Chicken Salad My Way Recipe

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Brooke Hart Modified: March 25, 2022
Chicken Salad My Way Recipe

How To Make Chicken Salad My Way

Ginger and star anise add piquancy to a chicken salad. Complemented by a lush dressing made out of mayonnaise, spices, honey, and mixed vegetables.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 45 minutes



  • 1fresh ginger root
  • 1star anise pod
  • 2chicken breast,skinless boneless, halves
  • ½cupmayonnaise
  • tspsalt
  • 1pinchground black pepper
  • 1pinchpaprika
  • ½tsphoney
  • ½cupcelery,diced
  • ½cupapples,diced
  • ¼cupred onion,diced
  • ¼cupraisins,chopped
  • ¼cupwalnuts,chopped
  • 2tspfresh ginger root,minced


  1. Place the 1-inch piece of ginger and star anise in a pot of water over medium heat and bring to a boil. Add chicken to the water.

  2. Lower heat to medium-low; simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the middle for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove to a plate to cool. Once cool to the touch, dice into bite-sized pieces.

  3. Make a dressing by whisking together the mayonnaise, salt, pepper, paprika, and honey; set aside.

  4. Combine the diced chicken, celery, apple, onion, raisins, walnuts, and 2 teaspoons of minced ginger in a bowl.

  5. Drizzle dressing into the chicken mixture; stir until pieces are evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate overnight.


  • Calories: 544.87kcal
  • Fat: 40.99g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.61g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 20.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.02g
  • Fiber: 1.96g
  • Sugar: 11.17g
  • Protein: 25.44g
  • Cholesterol: 89.26mg
  • Sodium: 410.61mg
  • Calcium: 38.19mg
  • Potassium: 530.33mg
  • Iron: 1.57mg
  • Vitamin A: 33.37µg
  • Vitamin C: 3.84mg
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