Monday, July 6, 2009

What Gobles Gobble... Chicken salad

All summer long I crave it chunks of yummy chicken in a creamy dressing with a salty crunch of a nut here or a fresh crisp bit of celery and the best big juicy burst of a grape in the middle of all of the other delicious goings on! I've craved it to the point of spending $7 a pound for it at Whole Foods! NEVER AGAIN! i can make like 2-3lbs for $7 lol How is it possible that i was afraid to make chicken salad... I'm not afraid to make anything... really... (well ok thats not totally true) I never brought it up to Steve cuz he has an instant hesitation for anything that comes to you bathed swaddled and wrapped in mayonaise. Until Father's day thank you Manhattan deli! Steve took a taste thought it was good and with most things eventually allowed me to show him how delicious it realy is... He proclaimed several times how much he liked it how it was exactly what he's been wanting for dinner all summer long something cool and refreshing... We had home made chicken salad with some good fresh bread and some melon... It was a great easy dinner! I'm thinking it'd be great picnic food too!

Chicken salad with grapes
1 Cooked chicken, cooled, cut into cubes (I bought a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store but you could roast or poach your own)
2-3 stalks of celery, finely diced
4-6 green onions, sliced
2 apples seeded and diced ( I used golden delicous, but a more tart granny smith would be good)
1/4 c toasted pecans, chopped
salt and pepper and garlic powder to taste
1-2 cloves chopped fresh garlic
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
1 cup Mayonaise (approxiamately i just add it by the spoonful until its coated)
Red seedless grapes, as many as you want they're my fave part!

Mix everything together except the chicken and grapes then when it is combined fold the grapes and chicken in.

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