Chicken Salad with Red Grapes and Smoked Almonds
Appears in Cook's Illustrated May/June 2012
Cooking chicken to precisely the right degree of doneness guarantees tender, juicy results. Poaching is one way—but we had a better, more foolproof idea.
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
Recipes for chicken salad are only as good as the chicken itself. If the chicken is dry or flavorless, no amount of dressing or add-in will camouflage it. To ensure silky, juicy, and flavorful chicken, we used a method based on sous vide co...