Cool & refreshing on a warm spring or summer day, homemade Chicken Salad is just hard to beat! We are continuing our series on Comfort Foods that are also Freezer Friendly, but are going to break away today from that for this post. For those of you that have just discovered our blog, right now we are journaling through a day that we spent filling the freezer for our daughter-in-law, Cassie while she is recovering from some health issues.
Our recipe today steps away from the freezer meals, because they were also in need of something that was just ready to grab out of the fridge for an easy to fix lunch. We started with a nice Rotisserie Chicken from the Deli. Skin & de-bone the cooled chicken, then tear or cut into bite sized pieces. We used one whole chicken.
Dice the celery…this gives the chicken salad some great texture and CRUNCH! This recipe comes from an experience our daughter, Jenny had while working at a great little diner one summer during college. It is a light and delicious Chicken Salad that is refreshing served on a nice hearty bread, a light croissant, or on a lettuce leaf as a salad.
Next, prepare your red grapes. Wash and stem them, then slice in half. Jenny learned so much about made from scratch cooking during the weeks she worked at the diner! (Note to self…we’ll have to feature the homemade Cream Puffs someday soon!
Mix up the sauce that holds it all together using Real mayonnaise, sugar, salt & pepper. It’s starting to look like Chicken Salad!
Serve on a hearty wheat berry bread, a light croissant, or on a lettuce leaf. Refreshing and delicious!
Any church potluck will confirm the fact that there are hundreds of great Chicken Salad recipes out there that are family favorites! We hope you enjoy this very simple one. Click here for easy print recipe.
Chicken Salad Diner Style
1 prepared Rotisserie chicken, cooled, deboned and torn into bite sized pieces
1 1/2 – 2 1/2 cups seedless red grapes, cut in half
3 – 5 stalks celery, finely diced
1 1/2-2 T. sugar
1 cup real mayonnaise…(really the REAL mayo!)
salt & pepper (optional)
Mix all ingredients together. Add a little more mayonnaise if needed. Chill thoroughly if you can wait! Delicious served on a fresh croissant, hearty wheat bread, or beautifully arranged on a lettuce leaf.
This is such a simple recipe, but delicious! An option would be to add some slivered almonds or chopped pecans, but my family likes it better without the nuts. Pretty enough to serve at a ladies luncheon, and hearty enough that the guys even like it!
ADRIANS “A Unique Boutique”
Downtown Buhler, Kansas
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