Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinner: Chicken Salad Sandwiches

By grace.g.yang ยท May 4, 2010
Under: American,Cheap Eats,Dinner,My Life,Recipes

When I’m not in the mood to cook dinner, David and I usually walk to Whole Foods to pick up a rotisserie chicken, some veggies, and some fresh fruit for a quick dinner. The other night, I was in the mood for having chicken with mayonnaise (maybe because I wanted to improve on the chicken salad I had at Fairway Cafe). I had most of the ingredients for a basic chicken salad (mayonnaise from my lobster roll party and celery from making chicken noodle soup when I was sick). Adding in some rotisserie chicken, some walnuts, and spreading it on my homemade focaccia made a really quick and delicious weeknight dinner. If I make it again, I’d add something sweet – maybe some dried cherries from Trader Joe’s or some fresh grapes (my mom loves adding grapes to chicken salad!)

Basic Chicken Salad


1 rotisserie chicken
1 cup walnuts, chopped
3-4 stalks celery, finely chopped
2/3 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon black pepper

First, finely chop your celery:


Add your black pepper:


Toss in some chicken:


Add your mayonnaise:


Add the walnuts and toss:


Serve with a side of bread or just eat it straight out of the bowl:


Next time, I’m going to combine the mayonnaise with the celery before I add in the chicken so the chunks can be preserved better. This is also great for preparing beforehand and saving for a picnic!

What do you add to your chicken salads?

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Written By marilou arcellana on June 10th, 2010 @ 9:42 pm

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