Ingredients for Salad with Chicken, Prunes and Cucumber
- Chicken fillet 500 grams
- 5 eggs
- Mayonnaise 150 grams
- Walnuts (kernels) 100 grams
- Fresh cucumber 1-2 pieces (depending on size)
- Prunes (seedless) 1 cup
- Ground black pepper to taste
- Salt to taste
- Main ingredients: Cucumber, Chicken, Prunes
- Serving 4 servings
- World Cuisine
pan, stewpan, kitchen knife, cutting board, deep plate, tablespoon, disposable paper towels, salad bowl, colander
Cooking salad with chicken, prunes and cucumber:
Step 1: Prepare the Chicken Fillet.
Rinse the chicken fillet with cold water. If it is cold, then first defrost it by holding it at room temperature for some time. Dip the meat prepared in this way in a pan with cold water, put on the stove, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat 20-30 minutes until ready. Then remove the boiled fillet from the pan, cool and cut into small cubes and tear into fibers.
Step 2: Prepare the eggs.
Put the eggs in a saucepan, put on the fire, wait until the water boils, reduce the power and cook for 10-15 minutes. To make the shell move easily, immediately after cooking, place the eggs in ice water. And after cooling them, peel them and cut into very small pieces.
Step 3: Prepare the prunes.
Prunes for the preparation of this salad should be seedless, if this was not found in the store, then you can simply do it yourself at home.
Put the peeled dried fruits in a saucepan and pour boiling water over it. Wait 15 minutes and pour everything into a colander to get rid of excess fluid. Then lay the washed and scalded prunes on disposable towels to dry it slightly.
The ingredients prepared in this way can only be cut into thin strips.
Step 4: Prepare the nuts.
The walnut kernels, like all other ingredients, need to be chopped. You can do this using either an ordinary kitchen knife and board, or using a blender.
Step 5: Prepare the cucumber.
Rinse the fresh cucumber, then check whether it is necessary to cut a bitter skin from it. Put the peeled and prepared vegetable on a cutting board and divide it across into four parts, and then cut into small pieces.
Step 6: Mix the salad with chicken, prunes and cucumber.
There are two ways to mix and serve such a salad.
The first is suitable if you intend to cook a meal for a gala dinner or dinner. In this case, lay the salad in layers. The first are slices of cucumber, pour chicken over them, salt, pepper and coat with mayonnaise. The next layer will be prunes, but do not lay out all at once, but only half. After that add the eggs to be sprinkled with salt, pepper and grease with dressing. Again a layer of prunes. And on top of the dish chopped walnuts decorate. As a result, you have a beautiful, bright and very tasty puff salad.
The second option is suitable for everyday family dinner, when the aesthetic component of the dish is not so important. This time just put all the ingredients in a salad bowl in random order, season with mayonnaise, add salt, black pepper and mix thoroughly.
Regardless of which option you chose, this was the last step in preparing a salad with chicken and prunes. It remains only to submit all this beauty.
Step 7: Serve the salad with chicken, prunes and cucumber.
Serve the chicken and prunes salad at any time of the year, it will be out of place on any holiday table and will always find its admirers, so it will not stand for a long time. Do not forget to try this dish yourself, I assure you, it will not leave you indifferent, and you will definitely prepare this delicious salad again.
Enjoy your meal!
- Sometimes champignons, previously fried in vegetable oil, are still added to this salad.
- To taste in this salad, you can add fresh herbs, for example, parsley or dill.
- Some housewives recommend adding not boiled chicken breast, but smoked.
- Chicken fillet can not only be boiled in water, but also in milk, as well as steamed.