We recently bought some organic chicken breasts on sale and cooked them on the grill. They were so large, we had a lot of chicken left over, and I thought hmmm…what else can I make out of this chicken? 🤔 I remembered I used to make chicken salad often and hadn’t made it in a long time.
We just had a snowstorm overnight and since my hubby was preparing to watch the Colts playoff game, he asked if I’d make him some sandwiches.
Every time I’ve made chicken salad, it has turned out differently adding or omitting different ingredients.
But, I did my best to try and keep track of all the ingredients as I used them today. (You know me, I rarely follow a recipe, never measure anything, and just throw stuff together. 🤪)
3 large, diced chicken breasts
Red grapes halved
1 diced boiled egg
4 diced celery stalks
3 diced green onion stalks
Mayonnaise as needed (I used low fat.)
Seasonings: onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and fennel. (But you could use just about anything you want.)
I previously seasoned the chicken and grilled it. You could also boil your chicken, use canned chicken, or make things really fast and simple and go buy a rotisserie chicken.
Next, I cut the chicken up smaller to make it easier to add to the food processor. And, I added a little mayo to help it break down easier.
Food Processor: https://amzn.to/2TVcnh9
After the chicken was the consistency I wanted, I added it to the bowl of diced celery, green onions, and egg and added about a cup more mayo till it was even creamier.
I then added the seasonings to taste and that was it!
You could even add walnuts, cranberries, or apples to your chicken salad. Initially, I thought about using sweet pickle relish until my husband requested grapes. There’s really 1 million ways you could make it. Ok not a million, but you get it.
My hubby loved it and wanted his chicken salad on Hawaiian bread. He’s presently waiting for the Colts to play in this snow. (They’re one game away from the AFC Championship game.) 🤞🏼
As for me, I went gluten free, so mine was on top of greens. 👌🏼 Once again, my chicken salad was a different recipe, but oh so good!!