Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is one of my favorites.  It's great on sandwiches, crackers, lettuce wraps, and even by the spoonfuls.  It's easy to make and can be made in bulk to last a few days or a week...depending on how much you eat in one sitting!

It's one of those things that's a blank canvas and can be customized by adding as many different ingredients are as few as you like.  Grab a rotisserie chicken at the store, boil your own or use leftover grilled chicken.  The options are endless.

I've had a lot of chicken salads and I have enjoyed them all, but I'd have to say one of my favorite versions is simple.  A little mayonnaise, sour cream, celery, shredded chicken, and grapes.  That's it.

The mayonnaise gives it creaminess, the sour cream adds a little tang, the grapes add sweetness and celery adds a nice crunch.
It can be thrown together in very quickly, made ahead of time and it's one of those things that gets better as it sits.  It's great for snacking, entertaining and for weekday lunches.

I love it on croissants with a little lettuce, it's also great in pitas, lettuce wraps, sweet bread or even on crackers.  

Chicken Salad
Ingredients:

2 Cups chicken, cooked and shredded
1/3 Cup sour cream
1/3 Cup mayonnaise or Greek Yogurt
1/2 Tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 Cups grapes, cut in half
1 Stalk celery, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, and garlic powder in a bowl and mix to combine.  Add the chicken, grapes and celery and gently stir to incorporate.  Season with salt and pepper.

Serve on croissants, in lettuce cups or with crackers.

Recipe source: barely adapted from Favorite Family Recipes

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