I went back to the basics this week and made a fairly standard chicken salad. I wasn’t going to blog about it, but it actually came out really good. Sometimes it’s nice to appreciate the simple recipes!
I had some boneless, skinless, chicken on hand, which I simmered on the stove until done. Then I let the chicken cool slightly, and shredded it with two forks. I stored it in the refrigerator, and used it for a few purposes. My favorite was this chicken salad, which I enjoyed on pita bread.
I liked the combination of flavors and textures with the chicken, celery and raisins. There wasn’t a lot of mayonnaise, but just enough to hold it all together. If you’re going to take this as a packed lunch, I recommend you bring the chicken salad in a container, and stuff the pita right before serving. This keeps the pita nice and soft and makes a great sandwich!
3/4 c. shredded poached chicken
1 celery stalk, diced
2 T raisins
1 T light mayonnaise
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.