Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Back with a Bang: Best Chicken Salad

I'm back and I'm still trying to forgive myself for having left this blog sad and lonely for the last four and a half months. Life is great and productive and I have never felt more fatigued but satisfied with what I'm doing. I'm officially a third year medical student and more than half way to getting that degree and long white coat I have always been so envious of. 

With all the fatigue and time in the hospital, I still find solitary bliss in my home kitchen. With Neurology finishing up and a free weekend before my Pediatric Rotation, my girlfriends and I decided to utilize the warm breezy weather for a picnic out at New Kent Vineyards. 

I've always had a romanticized view of picnics and it's not a picnic without an awesome chicken salad sandwiches and a good pesto pasta salad. I searched for endless chicken salad recipes online and this is the one I decided to settle for. Not only does it have the crunch of almonds, the sweetness of fresh grapes add a special touch to this chicken salad. Top it off on a slice of Italian Loaf from Trader's Joe and a bottle of Chardonnay and you got yourself the perfect afternoon.

Best Chicken Salad Recipe
  • 2 cans Premium White Chunky Chicken from Trader Joes 
  • 1 or 2 stalks celery, chopped- about 3/4 cup
  • 1/2 cup seedless grapes, halves
  • 3/4 cup salad dressing, such as Miracle Whip brand
  • 2 Tablespoons coleslaw dressing (Marzetti's is good)
  • 1 teaspoon  paprika
  • 1 tsp Ground Mustard (optional)
  • Coarsely ground black pepper, to taste
Simply mix everything together well. Chill for at least one hour before serving. It tastes much better if allowed to chill overnight. Top it on a slice of fresh italian loaf or ciabatta. Enjoy :)

1 comment:

  1. hey doll

    i just wanted to stop by and sayyy THANK YOU your blog roll is amazing...i love all the food blogs i have been clicking on them for the past 1/2 hour...not to mention look at you miss betty crocker...i love a girl who loves to eat...from one foodie lover to another