Superbowl Chicken Salad

Which do you prefer, college or NFL?
Around here, we love our college games, but the Superbowl is indeed something to get excited for. Since the football fans at my house are still coming down from the high of our recent National Championship win, I’ll share with you one of my favorite recipes from my cherished cookbook, “Seminole Savorings.”

Authentic Seminole Indian Tribe recipes are included for a touch of history. 
First published in 1982, long before we

knew what a National Championship trophy felt like, this is a fun, yet practical and useful cookbook full of great recipes.

And true to the Southern traditions,  our fans submitted plenty of old —time recipes like, “Funeral Pie.”

Is it any surprise there are several recipes on how to cook our rival gator?
I think he was pretty much stewed this year, but no telling what next year will bring!
My book is even signed by former head coach Bobby Bowden, and on the 
facing page, his lovely wife Ann signed and gave me a big “Best Wishes!”
But here’s a recipe I want to share with you that’s sure to please the high school, college and professional football fans. Heck, even the little Pee-Wee guys will love this on a buffet. 
Lemon Ginger Chicken Salad is a great twist on the old standby Chicken Salad that will bring cheers of victory to your Superbowl party!
Lemon Ginger Chicken Salad 
by: 1970 FSU Defensive Back, John Montgomery
as listed in: Seminole Savorings
Recipes from Friends of Florida State University
1/2 c mayonnaise
1/4 c sour cream
1 T sugar
1 t grated lemon rind
1/2 t grated ginger
1/4 t salt
2 c cooked chicken
1 c seedless grapes
1 c sliced celery
1/2 c slivered almonds, toasted
Stir together first seven ingredients. Add chicken, grapes and celery. Toss to coat well. Cover. Chill at least 2 hours. Sprinkle with toasted slivered almonds. Serves 4.

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  1. says

    This sounds delicious. We, as you know, are big ol’ Auburn fans. But there’s more…. Football, that is! Yes, as soon as the first pre-game show of the NFL starts I become a football widow and remain so until the Super Bowl. So, I guess we just like football in general. Go….TEAM! I don’t even know who’s playing half the time. But I do love the halftime shows and the commercials!

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