Chicken Salad

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!

 

 

Chicken Salad

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.

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