I love to make chicken salad with left-over chicken. I feel so efficient and full of bang-for-my-buck. And given the current financial crunch I am all about making multiple meals out of one! Husband is traveling so dinner will be a casual affair for me and the Littles. I’m making a simple chicken salad I knocked off from my favorite Whole Foods version. I’m sure it’s not an exact match, but it’s tasty and I make it every time I have chicken to spare.
I’ve left off the amounts of the ingredients as they will vary depending on how much chicken you have. Just eye ball it and adjust according to your taste and what you have on hand.
Left-Over Chicken Salad
1-2 cups (or whatever you have left over) cooked chicken
red grapes, sliced
red onions, minced
s&p to taste
What extras do you put in your chicken salad? And do you prefer your chicken left in chunks or finely pulled/shredded? Tell me…I must know.
Nice small chunks of chicken + small slices of apples and tiny slices of celery if I have it too. My mix is usually Miso Mayo.
chunks and I like green apples too!
Lida Payne says
I like what you listed, minus the red onion and adding celery.
I like both shredded and chunks, but if I have to choose I say shredded.
My favorite store bought at present is Central Market Apricot Almond chicken salad. It’s $$$, but yummy.
I like small chunks of chicken with mayo, onions, dried cranberries and almonds, yum! And sometimes curry, have you ever made cold curried chicken salad?
Mia — you know I am not a celery fan. My mother must have force fed it to me as a child.
Kristacular – I do love apples, especially the crunch, in my chicksalads.
Lida — I am a huge fan of the apricot almond chicken salad, but the last time I splurged there was way too much mayo and it kinda ruined it for me. And, chaching!
Reeni — my absolute favorite curried chicken salad is a super healthy recipe from Oxygen Magazine. I’ll post it next week for you! Stay tuned.
I prefer the chicken finely shredded with some celery, carrots and Mayo. But yours recipe looks interesting too. I must try it.