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Chicken Salad Tarator

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 25 min.
Mark Bittman
Using pre-cooked rotisserie chicken makes this a quick and easy meal that's perfect for luncheons or potlucks.


  • 2 - 3 cups shredded rotisserie pre-cooked chicken
  • 1 cup bread cubes
  • 1 cup canned chicken stock
  • 1 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, divided
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, chopped


  • In medium bowl, place bread cubes and cover with chicken stock to soak. Set aside.
  • In bowl of food processor, combine walnut pieces, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt; pulse on and off to grind coarsely. Gently squeeze some of the liquid from the bread cubes; add soaked bread to food processor. Add 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and olive oil; process to combine. Add 1/4 cup of the remaining chicken stock to mixture; process to give mixture a mayonnaise-like consistency.
  • Remove mixture to medium bowl. Stir in chili powder and paprika. Stir in cilantro.
  • Place chicken pieces in large mixing bowl; cover with walnut mixture and stir well to coat. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; stir well to combine.
  • To serve, spoon chicken salad onto large serving platter or divide equally among four plates.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 549
  Calories from Fat 340 (62%)
(60%)Total Fat 39g
(27%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 17g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
(18%)Cholesterol 52mg
(36%)Sodium 859mg
(13%)Potassium 465mg
Total Carbohydrate 25g
(15%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(54%)Protein 27g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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