Layered Chicken Salad with Pomegranate

Don’t miss out on putting together this winter easy to make layered pomegranate chicken salad. It makes a beautiful addition to a holiday dinner. It’s layered with tender chicken and plenty of vegetables. The walnuts add a great crunch and complement the salad well. e walnuts add a great crunch and complement the salad well.

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Ingredients to Make the Layered Chicken Salad with Pomegranate 

Before you can put the salad together, you need to cook some of the ingredients. 

Chicken breast: Fill a small pot with water, a pinch of salt, and the chicken breast. Bring to a boil and cook for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked through. You can definitely use meat from a rotisserie chicken instead. This is a low-calorie part of the chicken, but high in protein. 

Vegetables: In a separate pot, place the following ingredients: 

Beet: Use a red one, it makes up the presentation of this chicken salad and adds a sweet flavor.

Potato: I like to use the yellow potato because it has a smooth, buttery texture. 

Carrots: A great layer of vitamin A, so why not. 

Fill water until it covers all the vegetables. Cook for an hour, or until fork-tender. 

Boil the eggs: In a small saucepan or pot, boil the eggs until cooked. Place in cold water to cool off and for easy peeling. 

Dice the onion: Saute a yellow onion with a Tablespoon of unsalted butter until the onion is clear and tender. 

Chop the Walnuts: Adds a great crunch to the layered salad. 

Pomegranate seeds: Grab it fresh while in season! Pomegranate seeds make a great addition to any dish in the winter. They are filled with nutritional benefits and add a sweet, crunchy flavor.

Mayonnaise: No need for any other dressing! The mayonnaise makes each layer creamy and flavorful. 

Garlic: Minced. Just one clove of garlic makes a difference and adds a kick of flavor. Salt and pepper to taste.

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 red beet
  • 1 potato
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 yellow onion + 1 Tbsp of unsalted butter for sautéing
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 pomegranate
  • salt and pepper

Pomegranate Salad

Prepping the ingredients: After eggs and vegetables are cooked and cooled down, grate each ingredient and place each separately. Shred the chicken breast.

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Putting the Layered Chicken Salad together: 

To make it as a wreath, Place a cup upside-down in the middle of a lunch plate.

  • Put shredded chicken around the cup. Add a pinch of salt and a gently spread a Tablespoon of mayonnaise.

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  • After, add grated carrots on top of the chicken. Spread another spoon of mayonnaise gently.

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  • Next, add the grated potato with a pinch of salt and mayonnaise.
  • Sprinkle with ⅓ of the chopped walnuts.

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  • Then spread the ½ of the grated beets and half of the walnuts that are left.

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  • Add the sautéd onions and minced garlic.

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  • Spread onion and a tablespoon of mayonnaise on top. 
  • Then add shredded eggs and the rest of the beets.
  • Spread 2-3 tablespoon of mayonnaise to cover everything.
  • Carefully remove the cup.

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  • Put pomegranate all over the cake.

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  • Here is the inside of the pomegranate wreath.

Pomegranate Wreath Salad

Also, you may like this other fish layered salad that I make throughout the year. 

Herring Fish and Vegetable Salad

Equipment I Used

Layered Wreath Chicken Salad with Pomegranate

Pomegranate Wreath Salad

Course lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Russian
Servings 6
Calories 424 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 chicken breast cooked, shredded
  • 1 red beet boiled, soft, peeled, grated
  • 1 large potato boiled, soft, peeled, grated
  • 2 medium carrots boiled, soft, peeled, grated
  • 2 large eggs hard boiled, grated
  • ½ yellow onion chopped for sauteing
  • ¼ cup walnuts chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1 pomegranate take the seeds out
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter for sauteing

Instructions
 

  • First prepare all the ingredients before putting the salad together.
    Layered Wreath Chicken Salad with Pomegranate
  • In a small pot filled with water, boil the chicken breast for 15- 20 minutes.
  • In a different pot boil 1 red beet, 1 large potato, and 2 medium carrots. Boil until vegetables are soft (15-20 minutes.)
  • In a a small pot boil eggs for 10 minutes, then put them in cold water. (This will help you peel them faster.)
  • Chop 1/2 a yellow onion. Sauté in a pan with 1 Tablespoon of unsalted butter until soft.
  • Mince a clove of garlic.
  • Chop or blend 1/4 cup of walnuts.
  • Break the pomegranate and take the seeds out.
  • After the boiled ingredients have cooked and cooled down, grate ingredients on a small-sized grater. Shred the chicken breast into small pieces. Put each ingredient separate from the others.
    Layered Wreath Chicken Salad with Pomegranate

Putting the Pomegranate Wreath Salad together:

  • Place a cup upside down in the middle of a lunch plate.
  • Put shredded chicken on around the cup. Add a pinch of salt and a gently spread a tablespoon of mayonnaise.
    Layered Wreath Chicken Salad with Pomegranate
  • Add grated carrots on top of the chicken. Spread 1 Tablespoon of mayonnaise gently.
    Layered Wreath Chicken Salad with Pomegranate
  • Next, add the grated potato. A pinch of salt and pepper, and 1 Tablespoon of mayonnaise.
    Layered Wreath Chicken Salad with Pomegranate
  • Sprinkle with 1/3 of the chopped walnuts.
    Layered Wreath Chicken Salad with Pomegranate
  • Add half of grated beets, and half of the walnuts that are left.
    Layered Wreath Chicken Salad with Pomegranate
  • Add the sautéd onions and minced garlic and another pinch of salt and pepper.
    Layered Wreath Chicken Salad with Pomegranate
  • The rest of the chicken goes on top of the onion, plus a pinch of salt, pepper, and spread 1 Tablespoon of mayonnaise.
  • On top of that, add the shredded eggs. Then the rest of beets.
  • Spread 2-3 Tablespoon of mayonnaise to cover everything.
    Layered Wreath Chicken Salad with Pomegranate
  • Carefully take out the cup.
    Layered Wreath Chicken Salad with Pomegranate
  • Put pomegranate all over the cake.
    Layered Wreath Chicken Salad with Pomegranate
  • It is ready to be sliced and served!
    Layered Wreath Chicken Salad with Pomegranate

Notes

I used a medium lunch sized plate. That may give you a sense on the size of salad for the amount of ingredients listed above.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pomegranate Wreath Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 328mg14%
Potassium 422mg12%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 3571IU71%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword baked chicken, beet, buttercream, carrot, eggs, garlic, green onion, lunch, mayonnaise, pomegranate, potato, russian food, russian salad, salad, side dish, walnuts, wreath salad
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