So I was pretty bummed about not being able to have a kitchen adventure on Sunday, so I thought I would throw one in during the week! The other night I realized I had put chicken in the refrigerator to thaw, and since I am leaving for the weekend, it needed to be cooked. I am obsessed, and I mean this whole heartedly, with the Chicken Salad at Whole Foods. You can ask my roommates and they will attest to this and explain to you my sick obsession with it. Since Whole Foods is not in my budget on the regular…I thought I would try to make my own version!
3 Boneless Chicken Breasts
Clean the chicken breasts and boil for 10 minutes. Simmer for another 10 or until cooked through. Do not over boil the chicken or it will dry out. Once the chicken is cooked, shred in a bowl. Add about 5 tablespoons of the mayonnaise or until there is enough covering the chicken (do not add too much or it will be soggy). Add pepper to taste (if you can’t see the pepper, there isn’t enough). Add the craisins, almonds, and grapes (sliced), mix together and let sit in the refrigerator until cooled.
This is kind of a big deal for me, considering I tried chicken salad for the first time last August! I really am starting to branch out when it comes to food…finally (thanks to my family and Ryan’s constant nagging). I looked up a few recipes, but decided to jump ship and just come up with my own based on ingredients around the kitchen. I boiled three chicken breasts and then shredded the chicken. Shredded is always the way to go in my opinion. I added light mayonnaise, pepper, craisins, red grapes, and sliced almonds (they are supposed to go in salads and were pre-packaged) and mixed together. I let sit in the fridge over night, ready for me to take to work the next day!
It was so delicious!! Alyssa and Jess were my tasters and they approved. I will definitely be making this again and probably often!