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chicken salad

i had the privilege of having some chicken salad with an old friend and a few of her friends when we met up for lunch in Canton….that’s a whole ‘nother post….make that 2 posts….one on canton and one on my friend Kaye.  well.  eating her chicken salad reminded me that i had taken pictures of my recipe last year and had never posted it.  we had it for dinner tonight and it is always a favorite….so again, i was reminded that i had the fixings not only for food, but for giving you the recipe.

i think i got this recipe originally from the pantry diner in downtown mckinney.  i think i have said before that one of my favorite things to do is to try to replicate something i really like.  so, after a few tries and kids taste testing…we came up with our own version of it….

it has become the go to recipe for picnics, lake days, travel days, you name it, it works 😉  we usually have it with club crackers, just to make it easier to pack and eat on the go.  we have been eating gluten free for a while now, so we have it with rice crackers.  it is VERY good!  on of my kids favorite ways to eat it is just to digit with chips and veggies….i am always a popular person when this is on the menu……you would think i would make it more…….

chicken salad

  • 1 rotisserie chicken (this is a much, MUCH easier way to do this….)
  • 1 cup toasted pecans, cooled and chopped
  • 2 cups red grapes, halved, or if very large, quartered
  • 1 cup of  mayonnaise, sour cream, greek yogurt or a mixture of any or all
  • and for my secret ingredient–juice of 1 lemon
  • salt to taste
  • and for my secret, secret ingredient–1/4 cup water

strip, shred or chop the chicken….combine all ingredients except the water…mix well….add the water and mix to a good spreadable consistency….you can add more dressing as you desire….

serve on bread, with crackers or on top of salad greens.

 

i will tell you…..when i grocery shop, i try to get it all done in one day.  when i actually get that done 😐 i am beat when it is all said and done.  and we usually have to grab some food out….kinda defeats the purpose of grocery shopping, wouldn’t ya say?  so.  i decided i would buy a rotisserie chicken (the last i bought 2 to have enough for chicken salad, also) and i cook some version of quinoa, and a veggie or two.  it has become an easy {maybe not cheapest} way to have dinner in on shopping days….

 

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Kaye @House on Oak Street - February 20, 2012 - 3:33 pm

Yum!! Love your new look!! So glad we got to lunch together! Love you!

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