Alright, I know, everyone makes chicken salad. So why is mine different, why are you reading this, why oh why. Well, it is gluten free and made with mayo, but a very special mayo that I found just recently at Costco. I blogged about it and now I'm posting what I made that day. I'm once again trying to lose some pounds, yea right. So, after today I'm again cutting down on the rice and rice products, potatoes and potato products and such. So no "breads" or "cakes" or "pies" for a while. Well, after today that is since yesterday I made those yummy Mini mochi cherry pies. Oh my.
I like chicken salad because it's a kitchen sink kind of meal. You can add anything as long as you have mayo to bring it all together. I like adding apples, grapes, onions (red, green, yellow, doesn't matter), celery, olives, radishes, avo slices, cherries etc. See what I mean. You just have to pair the right ingredients to make the savory and sweet. Without mayo though it is just chicken with stuff thrown at it. When I found the Just Mayo, it was like reaching nirvana!! I was so happy that I might have made nummy sounds in the aisle.
Today I added Apple, celery and green onion and walnuts. Next time will be the Made in Nature Black Mission dried figs (I got a giant bag of them at Costco and keep them in the refrigerator), green onion and celery. Or maybe the time after that it will be olives, red onion and pear. See what I mean, you could even through in some Fritos Corn Chips (they are Gluten free after all!)
I had half of one of those pre-cooked chickens left over and I tore all the meat off. I then took about some baggies and placed about 1 cup in each, dated them and froze for next time. I reserved 1 cup for today.
Edit: Make this with your left over Turkey too!
Chop, mix, and plate.
I also like to squirt some fresh lemon on mine right before I devour it.
- 1 cup cooked Chicken or Turkey, cut up into bite size pieces
- 1 Stalk Celery
- 1/2 an Apple
- 1 stalk green onion
- 1/4 cup chopped Walnuts
- 1 TBSP Just Mayo made by Hampton Creek or regular Mayo
- Lettuce leafs
- Salt and pepper to taste]
- Lemon pepper to taste
Dice up the chicken or turkey and place into a bowl
Add the Mayo
Dice the apples, green onion and walnuts
Rip up the lettuce into strips that would hold 2 TBSP of the salad
Thank you for stopping by and remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,