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Chicken Dill Salad
   -from Sara

2-3 chicken breasts, boiled, then shredded or cubed (she recommends a whole chicken, but I am not so handy at the meats as she is, so I just use prepackaged breasts)
2-3 stalks celery, chopped
3 whole green onions, chopped
2 cups grapes, halved
1 small apple, diced
3-4 tbsp mayonnaise
2-3 tbsp Greek yogurt (or sour cream, regular unflavored yogurt, or buttermilk)
1/4 cup dill, minced
1/2 cup slivered almonds (they do not have to be Napa.)
1-2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

1. Boil chicken breasts for about 10 minutes or when cooked through. Let cool, shred into large shreds with a fork, and then chop into bite-sized pieces.
2. Chop celery, green onions, grapes, and apple, and combine in a bowl with the chicken and almonds.
3. Whisk together mayo, Greek yogurt, brown sugar, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and dill. I like to add quite a bit of salt and pepper, because the chicken can be bland otherwise -- probably about 1/2 tsp pepper and almost 1 tsp salt, but definitely taste as you go.
4. Pour over the chicken mixture and toss until coated.
5. Let chill for a few hours or even overnight.