We tend to keep Craisins (dried cranberries) in our cupboard most of the time. They are my absolute favorite to throw into chicken salad! This past Sunday we made a giant roaster chicken for dinner as we had guests – with Christmas leftovers (ham), party leftovers (hors d’oeuvres), and now the chicken… something HAD to be done! I whipped up a big bowl of my favorite chicken salad for lunch yesterday because my dad and stepmother were still in town. I made so much that it was still delicious today!
- Diced/shredded/cubed Cooked chicken (mine was from a chicken we roasted)
- Mayo, to taste (I used half light and half regular)
- Green onions (or red onion, if you have that on hand)
- Craisins (or raisins, nuts, grapes, apples…)
- Salt and Pepper
- Lettuce and or tomato (If I am feeling REALLY crazy… cheddar cheese slices!)
Oh, so you noticed there are no amounts in the ingredients list, huh? That’s because this is a NOT-recipe. I wanted to provide you the ingredient list but I promise you, if you do what you like.. yours will come out great.
Simply mix the mayo, craisins, and diced green onions (scallions) in a bowl with the chicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Don’t put too much mayo if you like it dry. If you like it moist or are eating it a second day, add a bit more mayo. Add whatever you like! Sometimes I add grapes, walnuts, pecans.. the list goes on. This above ingredient list is my most used… because I almost always have these things on hand. Sometimes I eat this on lettuce (to reduce carbs) or on wheat flatbreads. Yum!