Beet and Potato Chicken Salad

  • Yield 4 servings
  • Prep 10 mins
  • Cook 10 mins

Pickled beets provide a surprise touch to this picnic staple.

National Chicken Council


4 -- chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless
1 cup whole pickled beets, drained
2 cups diced, cooked potatoes
1 -- red onion, minced
1/4 cup chopped dill pickle
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 bunch watercress, washed and trimmed
3 slices bacon, cooked and diced
1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped


  1. In medium saucepan, place chicken breasts and cover with cold water. Over medium-high heat, bring water to a simmer; cover and cook for 8 minutes, until chicken breasts are firm and opaque. Remove chicken from pan; cool.
  2. Dice beets and place in small bowl; set aside. Chop chicken into 1 inch chunks; place in large bowl. Stir in potatoes, beets, red onion, dill pickle, mayonnaise and sour cream. 
  3. Line large serving platter or bowl with watercress. Top with chicken and potato salad. Sprinkle with bacon and walnuts. 

From the American Midwest.



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