Sunday, April 17, 2011

Simple, Basic Chicken Salad

Let me get something straight here.  This is a simple, basic chicken salad, but it is also still a delicious chicken salad!  Simplicity reigns in my lunch choices.

I'd suggest eating your chicken salad with other easy lunch foods - things you can grab out of the fridge and add to your plate easily.  I had deviled eggs on hand.  Add some sliced cheese.  An apple.  Some kettle chips.

Simple, Basic Chicken Salad
2 cans chunk chicken, drained
4 celery stalks, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
handful sliced almonds
handful red grapes, sliced in half
1 tsp dried oregano, approximately
1/2 to 3/4 c light mayonnaise, approximately
freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Put chicken into your mixing container.  Add chopped celery and green onions; mix.  Add mayonnaise and mix well.  Add oregano and almonds and your first grinding of black pepper; mix well.  Taste.  Add grapes and grind more pepper if needed; gently fold together.

Resist the urge to get too crazy with this.  Add an ingredient or two if you love them, sure, but remember, this is supposed to be simple goodness!

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