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Italian Style Chicken Salad

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Ingredients
  Frozen french style green beans/1 can, 16 ounce green beans, drained 10 Ounce, cooked and drained (1 Package)
  Italian salad dressing 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chicken breasts 3 Large, cooked and chilled
  Mayonnaise 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Whipping cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), whipped
  Diced celery 1 Cup (16 tbs), diced
  Lettuce cups 3
  Mayonnaise/Salad dressing 2 Tablespoon (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Capers 2 Teaspoon, drained
  Tomato slices 6
  Ripe olives 6
  Hard cooked eggs 2 , quartered
Directions

In small bowl, combine green beans and Italian salad dressing.
Chill several hours, stirring occasionally.
Cut 3 thin slices of meat from chicken breasts and reserve for garnish.
Cube remaining chicken.
Gently fold the 1/2 cup mayonnaise into whipped cream.
Fold cubed chicken, celery, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and dash pepper into mayonnaise-whipped cream mixture.
Chill thoroughly.
Place lettuce cups on serving platter.
To assemble salads, spoon chilled chicken mixture into lettuce cups.
Arrange reserved chicken slices and a dollop of mayonnaise atop salad mixture; sprinkle with drained capers.
Drain green beans; arrange on platter between filled lettuce cups.
Garnish with tomato slices, ripe olives, and hard-cooked egg wedges.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Chilling
Ingredient: 
Chicken

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