Looking for something special and unusual to add to your festive menu or simply tired of your ordinary salads. Then you the lucky one as I will share how you can make the most delicious chicken salad with prunes and walnuts.

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The basic principle of the salad is that you layer every ingredient one after another and carefully smear the dressing in between. All components go perfectly with each other and complement each other’s tastes well. The piquant taste of prunes combined with tart notes of walnuts could be the best match to go with boiled chicken fillet that had ever existed.

Add some grated apple to introduce some sourness and juiciness to the salad and voila! When picking apples at the store, give preference to green apples with more tart than sweet taste. One more thing, in the ingredients list I have mayo as the dressing but you can have any one of the following three to use in the salad: sour cream, plain yogurt, and mayo (you can even combine them).

Layered Chicken Salad

From the very first bite, you will appreciate the unforgettable delicate taste of this salad and fall in love with it. The cooking process of the salad is not difficult at all, and your family and guests will admire the way the salad is served and its excellent taste.

Check out other recipes of layered salads that I have already shared:

Ingredients for Layered Salad:

Chicken Layered Salad Ingredients

  • 250 g chicken breast;
  • 150 g prunes;
  • 70 g hard cheese;
  • 50 g walnuts;
  • 2 eggs;
  • 1 apple;
  • 70 g mayonnaise;
  • Salt to your taste.

How to make chicken salad with prunes and walnuts in layers:

  • Precook chicken fillet. Boil chicken breast in boiling salted water for 20 minutes. You can add a bay leaf and black peppercorns to add some extra flavor. Let the chicken cool down before shredding it with hands or cutting it into small cubes.

Cook chicken and cut it into small pieces

  • Cook hard-boiled eggs. I have a detailed guide on how you can boil perfect eggs; just follow the link. Cut them into small cubes, too.

Cut boiled eggs into small pieces

  • Cut dried prunes into the smallest pieces you can. If they are too dried, then let them sit in hot boiled water for 10 minutes. Grind walnuts in a blender to pieces of the medium size.

Chop prunes and grind walnuts

  • Peel the apple, cut out the kernels. Grate hard cheese and the apple using the same size of the grater.

Grate hard cheese

  • When you have got all the ingredients ready, let form our salad. Take a flat plate and place the ring mold. The first layer to go will be the chicken fillet. Smear it with the mayo.

Layer the chicken and smear mayo

  • The next one is the pieces of chopped dried prunes. Finish the layer by topping it with mayonnaise.

Layer chopped prunes

  • Layer chopped eggs and mayo next.

Layer chopped eggs

  • Evenly spread grated apple and cover it with a thin layer of mayo.

Layer grated apple with a thin layer of mayo over the top

  • Spread evenly grated cheese and add the final layer of mayo.

Add the final layer of cheese

  • Garnish your layered salad with ground walnuts. Leave the salad in the fridge for an hour. The mayo between the layers will soak and help to incorporate all the flavors into one smooth flavor. Enjoy your meal!

Spread walnuts as the last layer

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Layered Salad Recipe with Chicken, Prunes, and Walnuts

Learn how to make delicious layered salad with chicken, walnuts, prunes and cheese!
Prep Time55 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: European
Keyword: chicken salad recipe, chicken salad with prunes and walnuts, how to make layered salad, layered chicken salad, layered salad recipe with chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 225kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 g chicken breast
  • 150 g prunes
  • 70 g hard cheese
  • 50 g walnuts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 apple
  • 70 g mayonnaise

Instructions

  • Precook chicken fillet. Boil chicken breast in boiling salted water for 20 minutes. You can add a bay leaf and black peppercorns to add some extra flavor. Let the chicken cool down before shredding it with hands or cutting it into small cubes.
  • Cook hard-boiled eggs. I have a detailed guide on how you can boil perfect eggs; just follow the link. Cut them into small cubes, too.
  • Cut dried prunes into the smallest pieces you can. If they are too dried, then let them sit in hot boiled water for 10 minutes. Grind walnuts in a blender to pieces of the medium size.
  • Peel the apple, cut out the kernels. Grate hard cheese and the apple using the same size of the grater.
  • When you have got all the ingredients ready, let form our salad. Take a flat plate and place the ring mold. The first layer to go will be the chicken fillet. Smear it with the mayo.
  • The next one is the pieces of chopped dried prunes. Finish the layer by topping it with mayonnaise.
  • Layer chopped eggs and mayo next.
  • Evenly spread grated apple and cover it with a thin layer of mayo.
  • Spread evenly grated cheese and add the final layer of mayo.
  • Garnish your layered salad with ground walnuts. Leave the salad in the fridge for an hour. The mayo between the layers will soak and help to incorporate all the flavors into one smooth flavor. Enjoy your meal!

Notes

*calories per 100 g

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