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Remember, Dixie Diner's products are mostly un-processed. You need to
steam them very well in broth, let them set refrigerated at least an hour
ahead of serving it, or incorporate them with other well cooked recipes. I
the problem with most people who try them at first don't understand that they
are just soy protein. Excellent food, but they need to be "decorated" with
flavorings and other cooking details to work out properly.
UNREAL CHICKEN SALAD--DIXIE STYLE
1/4 cup FF mayonaise--Safeway Select Enlighten
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped raw asparagus tips
1 cup dry Dixie chicken chunks (these are not real chicken)
1 cup water to reconstitute
1 teaspoon chicken flavor powder (Also Dixie--also not real)
4 teaspoons tomato juice
2 teaspoons regular or Dijon mustard
celery seed sprinkle
4 chopped egg whites hard cooked (leave out if vegan)
1 large or 2 small chopped baked potatoes-let them cool off
4 teaspoons dry chives (fresh are much better)
2 teaspoons vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Reconstitute the "chicken" according to Dixie's instructions.
Make sure you cook them for at least 10 minutes medium setting
in your microwave. Keep them covered to steam them. Folks,
remember, these are not real chicken, but 100% soy.You need to pour
off the "gravy" from the chicken or the recipe will be too runny.
Let the "chicken"stand for about 15 minutes after steaming, or
they might remain excessively chewy--unless you like them that
Combine the rest of the ingredients and add the chicken last.
Cool in the refrigerator. You can experiment with seasonings.
This recipe will probably fool your SAD friends. I know some vegan
people who will not eat it, because it is "too close" to real chicken salad.
Some of you may have some comfort food examples of chicken
salad as a family recipe. But this one is very close to the real