Last weekend, I made one of our favorites, pasta Alfredo with chicken. (Similar recipe here only I used fresh chicken this time) After I cooked the chicken, I pulled out the equivalent of about one chicken breast to save for another meal. My daughter and I decided we wanted to make chicken salad for lunch one day this week.
But then I pulled out that bowl and saw this tiny amount.
Hmmm. Well, we had already decided we wanted to add grapes to our chicken salad, so I decided to go for it and just add a LOT of grapes. :)
1 or 2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded or cubed
1/3 cup mayo (approx)
Grapes (cut large ones in half)
1/4 cup nuts (pecans or walnuts), chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped (we didn't use that because my hubby cannot stand it!)
1-2 TBS finely chopped sweet onion (like a Vidalia--which I didn't have on hand at the moment so skipped this also)
salt and pepper to taste
First, I didn't have plain walnuts, so I used glazed walnuts--which are sweet. I thought that would be good with the grapes. [Note: It was a little too much sweet. Next time I'll use plain walnuts or good ol' pecans.] Also, I was in a hurry so didn't cut up the grapes. It worked just fine.
If you'll notice here in this photo, I almost had more grapes than chicken. :)
Mix all ingredients together. Then season to taste. We decided we wanted our chicken salad on croissants. We love it that way! And we ended up having enough for 3 generous sandwiches. So we managed to stretch that one chicken breast to feed both of us plus my husband for lunch the next day. :)
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