Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Kristin's Chicken Salad

Twenty some years ago, I went to a BFF bridal shower and had this yummy chicken salad.  It was the best daggone chicken salad I have ever had and to this day, it continues to be one of the best! And you aren't going to believe how easy it is to make and how good it is for you.
This is the perfect salad to make ahead of time and put in the fridge for lunch the next day or a quick snack.  It is lean and filled with good things so it will fill you up.  You can serve it plane, add it to a salad or throw it on some good bread.  
The easiest way to make this tub of goodness is to buy 1 or 2 rotisserie chickens.  In my house I have to buy two because one just doesn't feed everyone. Pull off all of the chicken and either cut it up or shred it with your hands and place it in a bowl.  Chop up a bunch of red grapes and a bunch of celery.  Sprinkle in some almond slices (or not, if you don't like nuts).  Use just enough mayo (I use Hellmann's olive oil mayo) to make it all stick together.  Sprinkle with sea salt and crushed pepper and add a tsp of oregano.  Mix is all together and go for it!
You can also add a tsp of dijon mustard to the mayo and a little bit of tarragon leaves and it takes on a different twist.  My entire family loves this.  I've served it many times at large gatherings and it's always a hit.  Try it!

Rotisserie Chicken 
Your favorite mayo
Sea salt and crushed black pepper
Almond slices (optional)

...skip the oregano and add
1 tsp of dijon mustard 
1/2 tsp of tarragon leaves

Play around with this and make it your own.  It is so good!!

Happy Tuesday.