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Monday, May 16, 2011

Recipe Monday: Chicken Salad with Maple Dressing

This was a recipe I developed several years ago.  My sister-in-law, Margaret, summers in Vermont and on the way home, she always brought me a bottle of real Vermont maple syrup.  I used it to flavor the dressing and it was so good!  But when I became diabetic, I thought I would have to forget about this dish.  Then, one day, I remembered that I had a bottle of maple flavoring that I had once used in a cinnamon roll recipe!  I substituted it in the recipe, and it's as delicious as I remember it being - with no added sweetener!

Chicken Salad with Maple Dressing (makes one serving.)

1 cup cooked chicken chunks
1/2 to 1 apple, chopped (I like to leave the skin on)
1/3 cup chopped celery
3 tbsp. chopped pecans
1/4 cup low fat mayonnaise
1/4 tsp. maple flavoring

Put chopped ingredients in mixing bowl.  Stir flavoring into mayonnaise and fold into the chopped ingredients.  Chill and serve.


  1. looks delicious!! thanks for sharing!!

  2. Yummy! I will save this one. Thanks & hugs.

  3. Jeanie, it makes my mouth water just reading the ingredients! I do an apple tuna salad every now and then but I usually buy the chicken salad. Maybe the next time I buy some I'll add that touch of maple flavoring.

  4. It just looks so delicious! TFS.
    Hope you have a wonderful week.

  5. Sounds so yummy....I may share that recipe on my chicken giveaway blog! Well, Tee paired us together again (I hope that you like my crafts!)
    I will be shipping your pocket out soon. I probably have your address from mailing the altered kitty egg, but send it to me again please...you can email me at the3steers@charter.net Tiffany

  6. My husbands LOVES chicken salad and I am trying this recipe for sure!!!
    Everything he likes!

  7. I just tried this recipe this evening, and it was wonderful! I had to substitute pine nuts, as I discovered at the last minute that I didn't have any pecans,so I thought why not try the pine nuts- and it worked very nicely.
    I will chop my apple a litle more finely next time, but this is a definite treat, and I plan to serve it to a couple of men friends, and I know they will love it. Especially the one who is just learning to cook