I don’t know about you but, for us, weekends are busy! Super Busy! Especially during the summer months. We have over a half acre lot, and we love it, but we spend a LOT of quality time with our friends “Honda” and “Craftsman”…they lead, we push! So, the last thing I want to worry about is, “What to fix for dinner or lunch?”. That’s why I love this recipe! It’s quick, easy, and not frilly! I just don’t do “frilly” chicken salad! I want my grapes and pineapple on the side not swimming next to my chicken! This is a “manly” chicken salad! Perfect for my “Mars!”
I get many requests for this recipe, and it kind of makes me giggle! There really isn’t much to it. Which I guess just goes to prove the point “less is more”!
There are five ingredients to this amazing chicken salad. The star of the show…Chicken, followed by his friends chopped celery and walnuts. The middle man “Mayo” brings them all together (Best Foods please…we’ve had this discussion regarding my feelings on the Evils of Miracle Whip!) and… salt and pepper spice it up a bit. That is it!!! Amazingly easy and yet, seriously, one of the BEST Chicken Salads you will ever have! Every time I make this and serve it people RAVE!
The trick to really good chicken salad is to use cooked boneless, skinless, chicken breast that have been diced not shredded! This is chicken salad NOT tuna salad! Maybe that is why this is a “manly” (say it with a deep voice!) chicken salad. When you bite into it you are going to get solid white meat chicken. The walnuts add a “woody” flavor and the celery gives it the perfect crunch. It’s a really nice blend of ingredients and flavors. No girly frilly chicken salad here!
I love to serve mine on store bought flaky croissant rolls (okay maybe now we are getting a little “girly”…lol) but, you could just serve it on a bed lettuce. Either way it’s a quick, filling, and refreshing lunch or dinner. I make mine up a day or two ahead of time so that it’s ready to go when we get hangry! (We are WAY beyond hungry when we finally stop for lunch!)
We are off to a family reunion this weekend! I LOVE my extended family, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, 2nd Cousins, and so forth! I can’t wait to see them and all the wonderful “eats” they’ll come with. (We’re kinda all about the food!) I’ll be taking lots of pictures so I can share! Hope you enjoy this recipe! The printable is below. Remember you can also follow me on Facebook on my page Norine’s Nest or Instagram at… interestingly enough…. Norine’s Nest!
Have a Great Weekend and a little chicken salad! Make life easy for yourself! Enjoy!