In case you haven’t already noticed, my favorite things to cook are things that are pretty easy-peasy to make, with basic, everyday ingredients. The other day, I was supposed to get together with my friend Janet for afternoon wine and nibblies. I asked her what she wanted me to bring, and she said chicken salad. Great! Easy-peasy. Our plans changed, which actually worked out for the better because the boys could join us too, and we had an early dinner instead. So the chicken salad I made for the day has already been eaten. I will make just have to another batch of chicken salad for another day.
There are endless possibilities on how to make chicken salad. This is just one of an infinite amount of ways to make it. I based it on the Sprouts Market version, which I have to say, I eat quite a bit. I love their chicken salad and especially on sandwiches made with their multi-grain bread.
Quick and Easy-Peasy Chicken Salad
As you can see, I only a used a few basic ingredients. I didn’t even cook my own chicken this time. I started off by using 2 cans of Costco chunked chicken.
2 cans of cooked, chunked chicken, drained and chopped
2-3 celery ribs, diced fine
1/2 red bell pepper, diced fine
1 carrot, peeled and shredded
3-4 green onions, sliced very thin
1 cup mayonnaise
salt & white pepper to taste
Mix everything together and chill in the refrigerator until ready to eat. That’s it. Quick and easy-peasy, simple and delicious. It goes great in sandwiches or as an appetizer with crackers. You can easily buy chicken salad that is already made, but if you can and if have about 10 minutes, fresh is always best, and better for you too.
Things don’t always have to complicated in order to taste good. Often times, the good, old fashioned, easy-peasy comfort food is the best. We all get busy and life happens to all of us, so why stress yourself out in the kitchen if you don’t have to, especially when life gets crazy and hectic. Follow the K.I.S.S. rule and keep it simple, especially when time is of the essence and life keeps you busy.
Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.