Introduction: Sherry-Dill Chicken Salad
Delicious, easy chicken salad with a unique touch
Step 1: Ingredients
You will need the following:
1 c cooking sherry
1 c water
3 chicken breasts
1/2 red onion, diced
1/4 c sour cream
1/4 c mayonnaise
1 tbsp dried dill (fresh is preferred, i just didn't have any. If using fresh, use about 4 tbsp)
sea salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
Step 2: Poach Chicken
Put the chicken breasts, sherry and water in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and cook until chicken is cooked through (about 15 minutes). Remove chicken from liquid, and place in refrigerator to cool.
Step 3: Boil Liquid Down to Sherry Reduction
Making sure it doesn't boil over, boil the liquid until you have about 1 Tbsp of syrupy liquid. Scrape liquid out, and refrigerate.
Step 4: Dice Chicken, Onion, Combine
Once the chicken has cooled (about 1 1/2 hours), dice the chicken and onion into the size pieces you want. See my instructable on dicing onions here.
Throw both into a bowl to dance together.
Step 5: Add Mayo, Spices, Reduction, Mix...
Add your 1/4 c mayo, 1/4 c sour cream, the sherry reduction, 1 Tbsp dill.
Mix well, then season with salt and pepper to taste. (I actually use 1/2 black pepper and 1/2 coriander in my grinder, use whatever you like best)
Refrigerate again for at least an hour (preferably overnight) for the flavors to mellow.
Step 6: Enjoy!
Make yourself a delicious sandwich!
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Ok, well I just made a sandwich with lettuce, tomato and munster cheese on some homemade bread...
I think next time I might add some chopped apple and/or some chopped cashews...