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Walnut-Dill Chicken Salad

Posted by Peggy on September 18, 2009

Walnut-Dill Chicken Salad
Recipe: Walnut-Dill Chicken Salad


  • 3-4 poached chicken breast halves*
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise, preferably homemade or Hellman's
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • Fresh nasturtium leaves and blossoms or red leaf lettuce, both optional
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, toasted


  1. To make the dressing, whisk together mayonnaise, walnut oil, lemon juice, shallot and dill.
  2. Slice chicken breasts into 1/4-inch diagonal strips, against the grain. Gently toss sliced chicken with the dressing. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper.
  3. Line nasturtium leaves or leaf lettuce on the bottom of a platter or individual plates, if desired. Sprinkle with toasted walnuts or pecans and serve

* See August 11 Old-Fashioned Chicken Salad dinnerFeed for tips on poaching perfect chicken breasts.

Time: (using prepared poached chicken breasts)15 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 4

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