Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Chicken Salad Three Ways - Create a Salad

1/2 cup mayonnaise  ( you can use greek yogurt as your base)
1 tablespoon lemon juice 
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 
2 cups chopped, cooked chicken meat ( I always use canned chicken) 
1/2 cup blanched slivered almonds 
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/2 cup green onions, chopped finely

mix your mayonnaise, lemon juice, & pepper, chop your veggies and add then, then add your chicken.

This is a fantastic base of a chicken salad - You can eat it just like this and it is amazing... or you can get creative.

I added basil when we had so much of it.  I just rolled the leaves and then sliced them really thin and stirred them in.  It was really good and added a nice fresh change. 

Try having it on different bread - sometimes we get special and have it on croissants. 

Or our new favorite bread to have chicken salad on - Raisin Bread.. Who would have thought that?! 

We love to add fruit to the salad - tart green apples or grapes are wonderful with chicken salad. 

Lettuce and sprouts add texture - and you can try and spicy greens that you have on hand. 

I like to make a big batch on Saturday - and make it very basic, then put it on my list of things we have to eat - Then is someone isn't too fond of dinner, looking for a bigger snack, or having lunch there is something prepared and ready to go.