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Classic Chicken Salad

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Ingredients
  Chicken 3 Pound (1 Piece)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Celery stalks 3 , finely chopped
  Mayonnaise 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fresh lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
  Ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

1. In 4-quart saucepan, place chicken, 1 teaspoon salt, and enough water to cover; heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat; cover and gently simmer until chicken loses its pink color throughout, about 45 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 30 minutes; drain (reserve broth for another use). When chicken is cool enough to handle, discard skin and bones; cut the chicken meat into bite-size pieces.
2. In large bowl, combine celery, mayonnaise, lemon juice, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper; stir until blended. Add chicken and toss to coat. Transfer to serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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