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Daphne Oz’s Kitchen Sink Chicken Salad

We love a good chicken salad around here, and Daphne Oz’s “kitchen sink” version—souped up with salty soy sauce and celery, sweet crunchy apples, and a kick from some hot sauce—is particularly inspired. It’s something growns-ups and kids will both love.

Serves 4 to 6

⅓ cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon hot sauce

2 teaspoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon maple syrup

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

freshly cracked black pepper

2 cups bite-size pieces of cooked chicken

2 stalks celery, diced, plus ¼ cup roughly chopped celery leaves

½ Granny Smith, Gala, or Pink Lady apple, halved, cored, and diced

1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (any that you have around)

8 leaves Bibb lettuce, crackers, or bread of your choice for serving

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar, hot sauce, soy sauce, maple syrup, and salt and pepper to taste.

2. Add the chicken, celery and celery leaves, apple, and herbs to the dressing and stir to combine. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper as desired.

3. Serve in the lettuce leaves, on crackers, or in a sandwich.