please, don't get too excited, this post couldn't be any less fancy.
i just thought it was about time to share one of my favorite summer foods with y'all.
and i am guessing it's yours too? it should be.
honestly, i love a delicious basic chicken salad just fine. like this recipe. the best. trust me.
also trust me when i say, it's a wise move to mingle a little bit of something sweet with your delicious chicken and mayonnaise.
speaking of mayonnaise. if you use miracle whip, i absolutely do not ever want to hear about it.
we can still be pals though. maybe.
my true favorite "mix ins" would be fresh pear, pecans, celery, grapes or fuji apples. or all?
on a croissant would be the jam, but i'll take regular-guy wheat bread any day too.
usually, i just gather whatever ingredients i have on hand.
this time, i had jazz apples and walnuts. and no bread. ha.
i don't measure for this recipe. i just. make. it.
most times, two large chicken breasts will be two lunches for us.
take the chicken, cooked-boil it, bake it, whatever-and cooled...then cube or shred it to your preference. i like a chunky salad.
i'm not gonna boss you around or anything, but you really need to be eating chunky chicken salad. otherwise it's a spread. amiright?
blend chicken with mayonnaise. start small and work up to your desired ratio. i love mayonnaise. amen.
chop up your apple/pear/grapes/celery
chop up your walnuts/pecans
add your chopped ingredients to the chicken/mayo mixture, stir well to fully combine.
place salad in the fridge to chill. it's just so much better when it's cold!
serve on a delicious bread of your choice, or if you are lame and have no bread like some folks i know,
wheat thins are a wonderful companion.
this recipe is an excellent one to share.
pack it up with yummy rolls or even a box of crackers/bag of chips, summer fruit and iced tea.
take it to new mamas, or your neighbors or to anyone!
how do you like your chicken salad?
what are your favorite things to mix in?