Chopped Chicken Salad Salad. Such a great salad so I said it twice. HA. No really. No it's chicken salad, but it's half raw veggies. Equal parts chicken to vegetables means more like a green salad and less like a pool of mayonnaise with some chicken thrown in. (You know you've been there, ordered chicken salad somewhere only to be greeted with a gross white sloppy mess of mayo where you were digging to find the chicken. GROSS).
I wasn't going to post this recipe because it's not really a recipe, just something I made a couple of times this past week because it was super easy to whip up and delicious. But alas, one of my avid readers (my sister, HA), asked me to post this recipe when she saw the picture I posted on my Facebook page. HERE YA GO SIS.
CHOPPED CHICKEN SALAD Salad
Prep time: 5 minutes (more if you have to make the mayo and chop the veggies no more than 15 minutes, and even more if you are baking chicken breasts/thighs/roasting a chicken)
1 ½ cup cubed chicken (cooled, not warm)
1 ½ cup diced mixed veggies (I used carrots, zucchini, bell peppers, celery)*
⅓ cup mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon thyme
¼ teaspoon basil
¼ teaspoon oregano
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon onion powder
⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
1. Make your chicken if you haven't already.
2. Chop your veggies if you haven't already. *Do not add chopped tomatoes. Add tomatoes only right before you are going to eat or serve the chicken salad as the tomatoes makes the mayo all watery.
3. Make your mayo if you haven't already. (Use an immersion blender, takes 3 minutes).
4. In a large container, combine all ingredients and mix until well combined!
THAT'S ALL FOLKS. Let me know how it goes!
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