Bread and Chicken Salad

This is another recipe is from my chicken recipe book.

  • 8 ounces dried-out French bread
  • 2 cups bite-sized pieces of cooked chicken
  • 2 Kirby cucumbers (I don’t know if ours were Kirby cucumbers, but we had some kind of cucumbers)
  • 2 scallions (we used a small onion)
  • 4 tomatoes (we used 1 because my sister doesn’t like tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cup mint or parsley (didn’t use)
  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup of vinaigrette (we each used the dressing we like)
  • Salt and pepper

1. Cut bread into 1 inch pieces. Place them in a mixing bowl. Add cold water to cover and let soften.

2. Split the cucumbers in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Cut into half inch dice. (If using callions, thinly slice both green and white parts.) Thinly slice onion. Quarter tomatoes and remove seeds (we left the seeds in). Chop mint/parsley (if using) and walnuts.

3. Thoroughly squeeze bread to get rid of excess water and tear into 1/2 inch pieces. Combine with all other ingredients and vinaigrette (we just tossed the ingredients together without dressing). Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Verdict: I have no idea what they were trying to do with the bread and water but it didn’t work. We ended up with soggy bread that we couldn’t use in the salad. They should have just asked for croutons. And I can now add cucumbers to the foods I don’t like. My mom and sister liked the salad though (as long as there were no tomatoes in the part my sister ate), but I don’t think it counts as the same salad as in the book.


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