Chicken Salad with Lots of Goodies

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

I am still working on part two of how to reupholster dining room chairs. There are SO MANY photos to edit for it. In the interim I give you:
I imagine every family has their own version of a chicken salad that they love. We love this one, Jonathan asks for it all the time, so I thought it would be nice of me to share. And I am nothing if not nice. 

It's so good that no matter how much I make, we never have leftovers. The secret, as you may have guessed from the title, is adding lots of delicious goodies.

Here's what you'll need.
Chicken-SURPRISE! I like the whole rotisserie chicken from Costco. It's quite easy to remove the skin, de-bone, and chop it up into bite sized pieces. You can also use cooked boneless skinless chicken breasts if you like but I think it's nicer with dark meat mixed in.

On a not totally unrelated note, when I was at Costco picking up my chicken there was a gentleman in front of me also choosing a chicken. Except it was taking him a loooong time. He would pick up a chicken, examine it, and put it back. He did this for maybe ten chickens before putting one in his cart.

It made me feel extremely anxious about taking one of his rejected chickens! They looked fine to me but who knows? What was he seeing? I ended up choosing one from the very back that he hadn't looked at. It tasted good, so, that worked out and I won't take so long to tell you about the next ingredients.

3 stalks of celery chopped
1/2 yellow onion also chopped
1/2 cup of craisins
1 chopped apple (I used a gala)
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 teaspoon of curry powder
1/2 to 3/4 cups mayonnaise

All of these measurements are subject to your own good judgement of course. Chicken salad is like that you know.
We had ours with a yummy bowl of butternut squash soup. It's the perfect meal for a Spring evening-soup to warm you up from the cool nights but not a heavy stew that would leave you too full and a chicken salad that is crunchy and sweet and savory all mixed together in goodness!


2 Responses to “Chicken Salad with Lots of Goodies”

  1. This looks really yummy! I put chopped bell peppers in my chicken salad and love your idea of adding curry powder!

    1. Bell peppers sound fantastic! It's hard to wreck up chicken salad.


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