Rice A Roni Chicken Salad

This is my number one favorite "Main Dish" salad.  This is delicious to serve for a shower or similar event.  It is hearty enough to be a meal with some rolls and fruit along with it.  You could even serve it with soup in the winter months.  Oh so good!

Rice A Roni Chicken Salad

Make a box of Chicken Rice A Roni.  Cool and then refrigerate.  Make sure to cool and fluff it before you put it in the fridge or it will cool in a big clump instead of fluffy pieces.

Then, in a large bowl, stir together and add with the cooled rice:

1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained
2 cups red grapes
1 cup raisins
2 large chicken breasts that have been cooked and cubed (about 2 cups)
2 stalks of celery, diced
1 bunch green onions, diced
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup mayonnaise

Right before you're ready to serve it, add 4 apples cut up in bite size pieces--you can leave the skin on.  I like golden delicious apples or something similar.  Stay away from granny smith or red delicious for this recipe.

For presentation, we put a large leaf of green lettuce under the salad to make it look pretty, but it is not necessary.

Makes 12 "Main Dish" sized portions

This recipe is from my Aunt Jana Wheadon of Alpine, Utah

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