Roasted Chicken Salad
Ingredients for Roasted Chicken Salad:
1 stalk celery finely chopped
1/4 cup cranberries (or raisins, or any fruit)
1-2 hard boiled egg(s)
2-3 tablespoons mayo (how to make homemade mayo)
1/4 cup nuts (sunflower or pumpkin seeds for nut free homes like ours)
Directions on how to make Roasted Chicken Salad:
1. Remove all the roasted chicken leftover from the chicken in the pot post before. Chop the chicken to make sure it is in bite size pieces.
2. The real secret to this awesome recipe is to chop all the ingredients small. Finely chop the celery, cranberries and egg and throw them into the bowl. If you don’t have a lot of extra chicken left add 2 eggs.
3. Add nuts or sunflower seeds. (pecans are the best in this chicken salad)
4. Add 2-3 tablespoons mayo until the chicken salad is just coated. This is for a dry salad, if you want more mayo, add it. (trying to keep it healthy!)
This roasted chicken salad is awesome on toasted whole wheat, whole grain bread or Whole Wheat crackers. The best part about this roasted chicken salad recipe is this is very flexible. More can be made simply by adding a little more nuts, eggs or fruit to make it stretch into a meal. Little face just loves chicken salad. The other two are not real crazy about it, but if they were starving they might eat it. Little Miss will eat just about anything if it has bread with it or if I call it a snack. There is enough to feed all five of us for lunch the next day.
If roasted chicken salad is not your thing you can try these delicious recipes:
Easy Chicken in Biscuits – Use the leftover roasted veggies too!
Biscuit Empanadas – Use Chicken instead of Beef
Add an onion and a bell pepper sauteed to help stretch the chicken a little further by adding lots of flavor and secret veggies. The kids won’t even know. Stay tuned for the final installment next week how to get one more meal out of this roasted chicken – slow cooker chicken stock. Hopefully you saved all the juice and bones for the last part of this post to make the next recipe.