Saturday, September 15, 2012

Any Season Chicken Salad

We were talking about chicken salad at work yesterday and it got me thinking, I make the best chicken salad in the whole wide world. After all the talk it got me hunkering for some so I made it today. Now I'm begging my hubby to save me some. He's on his second trip to the frig as I speak. I should have made double because now I remember the last time I made it people were fighting over the last bit. So to keep the peace in the land, here's the recipe and take my word for it, if there are more than two of you, make double. You won't be sorry. ANY SEASON CHICKEN SALAD 1 whole rotisserie chicken. (I’m especially partial to Sam’s Club but have used others like Farm Fresh’s Culinary Circle Rosemary Garlic.) Skinned, deboned and coarsely chopped. ½ Granny smith apple, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped. 2-3 Tbs Miracle Whip. 1Tbs mayo. 2 Tbs sweet relish. ½ c chopped walnuts (may add more if you like). 1 celery stalk, sliced length wise and coarsely chopped. 1/4 c onion finely chopped (optional). Ground black pepper to taste. Mixed ingredients and enjoy. The key to this fantastic chicken salad is the rotisserie chicken because the seasonings are cook through and through and by chopping the ingredients coarsely you get all of the other flavors. You may also substitute cranberries or grapes for apples if you like or use some of each. This chicken salad is great for sandwiches, on a bed of lettuce or with a nice garden salad. Even a nice cracker will do. Bon app├ętit.