Chicken Salad in Endive Boats

Chicken Salad in Endive Boats

I tried a new chicken recipe the other night using chicken thighs.  I was a little unsure of the recipe so I baked a pan of chicken legs coated in Italian salad dressing to go with it.  Guess what, the guys didn’t even touch the thighs and I wasn’t impressed.

I’ve mentioned before that growing up my family had a restaurant.  It was an all you can eat buffet that included fried chicken.  When we had leftover chicken my Grandma would make the best chicken salad and I loved it.  So my not so great new recipe turned into delicious chicken salad.

I know there are still a few of you who resist facebook and all of it’s drama but sometimes there’s good stuff.  Like the other day when I shared the Discover Endive page.  I won a big box of California Endive!  So of course I had to share a recipe with it! Endive makes the perfect vessel for chicken salad!

I sprinkled a little blue cheese over the salad and it was a great addition.  Serve this as a main coarse or an appetizer, either way it is good stuff!

I am still up in the air if it is pronounced On-deeve or In-dive but I’m sure I say lots of things the wrong way with my southern accent.  How do you say it?

Chicken Salad in Endive Boats with Rosemary & Blue Cheese


  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 1/3 cup celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup green onions, diced
  • 1 cup grapes, cut into quarters
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese (I used cheddar-blue)
  • 2-3 endives


In a small bowl combine chicken, celery, onions and grapes.

In a small bowl combine mayo, orange juice, honey, rosemary, salt and pepper.  Pour over chicken mixture, stirring until combined.

Spoon chicken salad into endive boats and sprinkle with crumbled cheese.

Serve immediately.



Disclosure: I won the Endive and just wanted to share it in this recipe, I was not compensated for this post.

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