–4 chicken tenderloins or breast strips
–salt and pepper
–walnuts (1/2 cup, finely chopped)
1 – Prepare the chicken 30 minutes ahead of mixing the chicken salad. (The chicken will dice more easily if cool.) Place the chicken in baking dish with cover. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and season with a very small amount of olive oil. Cook chicken for 5 minutes in the microwave.
2 – When chicken has cooled, cut in small pieces. Place in mixing bowl.
3 – Peel and dice the apple. Place in mixing bowl with chicken.
4 – Add one-half cup of finely chopped walnuts to the same mixing bowl.
5 – Stir in two tablespoons of mayonnaise. Add more mayonnaise to reach desired consistency.
6 – Serve.
–adapted from a friend’s tuna salad recipe.