Friday, May 22, 2009

What I Ate for Dinner - Old School Chicken Salad

I LOVE chicken salad. With lots of mayonnaise and celery and onions. I LOVE IT. But I have to admit that I don’t usually eat it on bread. My favorite way to eat it is spooned over a generous plate of cooked, chilled broccoli. I know, I know, it sounds weird. But it’s really, REALLY good, especially in the summer when it’s hot out, and the cool chicken salad and broccoli is a nice change from regular, lettuce-based salads.

The key here is to use LOTS of vegetables (well, lots for chicken salad, anyway) and REAL chicken, chopped. Don’t use canned chicken, although chopped pre-cooked chicken works just fine.


The Recipe:

1 pound cooked chicken, chopped
6-8 green onions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
5-7 large celery stalks, chopped
Mayo, salt and pepper to taste

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine. Chill, and then serve over cooked, chilled broccoli.

FANTASTIC. Really. ;)


  1. *raises hand* coul d we use yogurt in place of mayo?

    mayo---merely the WORD :)--makes this Miz gag.


  2. LOL! Now, me, I'm a lover of mayo. LOVE. But yeah, you could use yogurt. It'll be tangier, though. The other thing you could do is add a couple of medium-boiled eggs (so the yolks are solid, but just barely), mashed up and mixed with some olive oil. The oil will break down the egg yolk a little, so it'll give it a creamier texture, and you won't need much oil to mix up the salad. That might be better.


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