Get ready for the BEST chicken salad recipe ever. This is somewhat complicated, but well worth the trouble.
Classic Chicken Salad
For the dressing:
1 T sugar
1 t all-purpose flour
1/2 t kosher salt
1/4 t black pepper
1/4 t ground mustard
2 1/2 T cider vinegar
3 T water
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
1/3 C mayo
In a bowl, whisk sugar, flour, salt, pepper, and mustard. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, bring vinegar and water to a boil. Slowly and gradually add the boiled mixture to the egg yolk, stirring constantly until it is just warm to the touch.
Gradually add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients, whisking constantly.
Reduce heat to low and pour the mixture back into the saucepan. Stirring constantly, heat the mixture until thickened, about 3 minutes. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat, transfer to a bowl and cool thoroughly.
When cool, add mayo to mixture and blend well.
For the chicken salad:
4 1/2 C diced, cooked chicken breast (cooled)
1/3 C diced celery
1/4 C sour cream
1 1/2 t kosher salt
1/2 t black pepper
Dressing to taste and consistency
Combine chicken, and remaining ingredients except dressing. When blended, add dressing, and mix to desired consistency.