Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer Chicken Salad

I love a good Chicken Salad. I prefer mine on the "chunky" side, light on the mayo and with a little crunch to it. I love chicken salad served in an avocado half with a side of fresh fruit. I recently made chicken salad and it was the perfect summer dinner. Everyone should be creative with their chicken salad. Add diced apples for a crunch or Craisins for a little tartness too. I use light mayo only but you can add a little Miracle Whip for sweetness - I have even seen recipes with Cool Whip in them or even some sour cream. Just be creative and enjoy Chicken Salad for a nice summer meal - especially during these hot temperatures!

not the best picture but oh so yummy!

Chicken Salad

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 celery stalk, diced
10 grapes, halved
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp Herbs De Provence
2 Tbsp. slivered almonds

Boil chicken breast until done and dice or shred according to your preference. Add the rest of the ingredients in the amount that you desire. I had Herbs De Provence and added for a little variety but not necessary - can leave out or add other dried or fresh herbs. Chill and enjoy. Enjoy with avocado, as a sandwich, or with your favorite bread or cracker.

3 comments:

anniebakes said...

i think the photo looks great and so does the recipe! anne

Julie said...

I like my chicken salad pretty chunky too! Never heard of cool whip in it...wow!

claire said...

love this and how chunky it is! this is perfect as lettuce wraps.. or if you are a carb lover like me... on bread! :)