I know I'm on a salad kick with this "What To Do With A Rotisserie Chicken" series....but since I gave you our
last time, I figured I would follow it right up with chicken salad version numero dos.
When we were back in Albuquerque, friends had us over for lunch on a summer day and served this amazing chicken salad. I never got the recipe from them, so I attempted to recreate it. Where our Waldorf Chicken Salad has a more nutty/savory flavor, this one is light and fresh. The picture above is of the base salad recipe, but there are so many great additions you can toss in to suite your tastes.
Here's the basics....
1 rotisserie chicken (deboned and chopped)
1-1 1/2 cup green grapes, sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
Salt & Pepper to taste
Celery seed (start with 1/4 tsp and add more to taste)
Onion powder (start with 1/4 tsp and add more to taste)
1/3-1/2 cup mayo (or plain yogurt)
Toss all your chopped ingredients into a large bowl. Add the dry seasoning and mix. Add the mayo or yogurt and toss until well incorporated. Chill and serve over croissant rolls, your favorite sandwich bread, with pita chips, or just straight from the bowl.
This is how we typically make this salad, but occasionally we'll throw in chopped cashews/nuts, baby tomatoes, chopped celery, or dried fruit. The possibilities are endless!
What's your favorite summer dish?