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Chicken Salad, Circassian (M, KLP, TNT)
Source: Self
Serves: 6 to 8

3 chicken breasts, boned and skinned
3 cups chicken broth or stock
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or walnut oil
1 to 2 teaspoons paprika
3 matzos
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon margarine
1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon paprika
1-1/2 cups walnuts
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground pepper
Dash of hot sauce (optional)
Dash of paprika
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Walnuts for garnish (optional)

Place the chicken breasts in a large pot with the chicken broth, bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook gently for 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken breasts are done. Be careful not to over cook them.

Remove chicken from the pot and save the cooking liquid. Let cool.

When chicken is cool, cut into strips or shred.

Quickly soak the matzo in some of the cooking liquid and squeeze the liquid out immediately. Crumble the matzo and set aside.

In a small skillet, heat the olive oil and margarine and sauté the onions for just a minute or two. Do not let the onions brown.

Stir in the garlic, paprika, salt and pepper and remove the skillet from the heat.

Place the walnuts in the food processor and coarsely chop. Then add 1 cup of the reserved chicken broth, the onion mixture and matzo. Process for just a minute until mixed.

Add salt and pepper and a dash of hot sauce if desired and blend to make a smooth sauce. If sauce is too thick add a little more of the chicken broth.

Place the cooked chicken on a serving platter and pour the sauce on top.

Mix well and garnish with paprika and parsley. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Poster's Notes:
FABULOUS CHICKEN SALAD that freezes!!! While making my chicken soup for the Holidays, I decided to try my Chicken with Walnuts with matzo instead of bread since I already had the chicken and broth. It was good, and then I froze some to see what would happen. Ate it this morning. Yummy. Enjoy!

Posted by Sheilah Kaufman

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A