What’s For Dinner?
Cherry Blue Chicken Salad - from Mittie's Tea Room
(First star is lowest, fourth star is highest)
From the menu of . . . Mittie's Tea Room
1169 Canton St., Roswell
Q: I ate at Mittie's Tea Room in Roswell, and they had the best chicken salad I've ever had.
- Lisa W. Heiser, Atlanta
A: That depends on which chicken salad you ordered. Owner Lynn Brooks was happy to share the organic-minded cafe's recipe for Cherry Blue Chicken Salad, but as far as that other chicken salad recipe goes, the answer is: "No way." "That one's been around for 20 years, " Brooks said of Mittie's original chicken salad - and it's still a secret.
Hands on time: 30 minutes Total time: 1 hour Serves: 4
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
Spike seasoning blend or salt and pepper
1/2 cup blue cheese dressing
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 teaspoon celery salt or
1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
In a mixing bowl, combine the blue cheese dressing, mayonnaise, blue cheese crumbles, celery, dried cherries, walnuts and seasonings. Gently stir in the chicken. Chill to blend flavors.