Tuesday Recipe: Sweet and Chunky Chicken Salad

Crunchy Chicken Salad
Photograph by Jasmine Nicole Photography

I’ve been wanting to blog some recipes for a long time. Unfortunately, I’m not a great photographer and if you don’t know much about food photography- well, let’s just say it’s not as forgiving as parties can be…

Fortunately, I have some really talented photographer friends and Jasmine, of Jasmine Nicole Photography, agreed to help me out. So if you haven’t yet, you need to go like her page on Facebook and then run over and follow her blog. She’s super and super talented.

Speaking of liking pages, don’t forget to like ours if you haven’t already! I post fun deals from my favorite kitchenware/lunch/household stuff when I see it and sneak peaks of parties.

When I was growing up my mom would make chicken salad during the summer. It was one of my favorite dishes. The sweet juiciness of the grapes paired well with the saltiness and tang of the celery. Every summer we make it and every summer it makes my tastebuds happy and brings back fond memories from my childhood.

Photograph by Jasmine Nicole Photography
Photograph by Jasmine Nicole Photography

You can make this with any kind of chicken really. You can boil, bake, or fry. Whatever you want. Recently I’ve been on a Rotisserie kick and just buy a precooked chicken from Costco. It lasts all week and we can add it to salads or whip up this bad boy.

Photograph by Jasmine Nicole Photography
Photograph by Jasmine Nicole Photography

Know what else I love about it? Super duper easy to make. Six ingredients. That’s all. Unless you are thirsty, then it’s seven.

Photograph by Jasmine Nicole Photography
Photograph by Jasmine Nicole Photography

Chunky, Crunchy and Sweet Chicken Salad:

2-4 cups of cooked chicken (cubed or shredded)

1 cup purple grapes (halved)

1/2-1 cup chopped celery

1/2-1 cup pecans (or other hearty nut you have on hand)

1-2 hearty scoops of mayonnaise using your tablespoon (I don’t really like mine over dressed so I always start with less and add more if needed)

salt and pepper to taste

Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix it up! That’s it! You can totally use more or less of the ingredients depending on your taste. I love to serve this on romaine or spinach leaves. It’s also awesome on sandwiches. Grab a croissant and prepare to die. Seriously, SO GOOD.

What dish reminds you of summer?

 

 

 

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