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Cooking School: 3-Way Chicken Salad

Follow our step-by-step instructions to create curried, waldorf or classic chicken salad.

By Julie Miltenberger

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4. Remove chicken when instant-read thermometer inserted in breasts registers 160 degrees. Refrigerate until cold.

5. Cut chicken into 3/4-inch cubes, stir together with mayonnaise, salt, and pepper, and then with one of the following flavor combinations.

Curried Chicken Salad

Stir in 1/2 cup chopped golden raisins, 1/4 cup slivered almonds, 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder, and 1/2 teaspoon sugar.

Waldorf Salad

Stir in 1 Gala apple (cored and cubed), 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 2 teaspoons cider vinegar, and 1 teaspoon sugar.

Classic Chicken Salad

Add 2 ribs celery, trimmed and chopped, 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, and 2 tablespoons mustard.

Originally published in the April 1, 2008, issue of Family Circle magazine.

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