Archive for August, 2012

Chicken Salad My Way

August 18, 2012

I went off book mostly because I don’t like other chicken salads. They’re always packed with mayo, seem slimy for some reason and I generally don’t like them at all. BUT, little baby Baker wanted one today so I looked online for a while and decided to make something up that I knew I would like. I love mayo so that had to stay and I needed to use up some cucumber and tomato I had gotten at the farmers market.

Turns out, I should just make stuff up a lot more.

Yield: about 4 cups

All of these can be subbed or deleted if you don’t have it.
1 large chicken breast, cooked and chopped
1 med sized cucumber, chopped
1/3 onion, chopped (cannot sub)
5 small or 1 large tomato, chopped
3-4 T blue cheese, crumbled
(and let’s be real, this should have bacon in it)

2-3 T mayo
2 T lemon juice
1 t Dijon mustard
Pinch salt and pepper
I would add some kind of dry herb next time OR you could do an avocado dressing if you have that on hand.

After you chop everything up and put it in a med sized bowl, make the dressing by whisking it together and mix those two. Let the salad sit for a few hours if you can, but it also tastes good right away. I like an open faced sandwich for this amount of dressing or just eat it plain!