My husband and I have a serious addiction to chicken salad sandwiches. We can't get enough of the dang things! When we got married eight years ago, it was close to Thanksgiving. For the reception, we served things like pumpkin cheesecake and hot cider to fit the season. My husband's one request was to serve chicken salad sandwiches--and I am so glad that we did! Some couples have a song; we have chicken salad sandwiches.
A good chicken salad recipe can come in handy for a variety of occasions like baby showers, bridal showers, picnics, etc. Or, if you are like us, we make it for no reason at all. Here is our lovely recipe:
- 2 C. cooked chicken, shredded
- 1/2 C. celery, diced
- 2 1/2 T. yellow onion, finely minced
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 C. real mayonnaise
- Pepper, to taste
- 1/2 C. grapes or craisins
- Walnuts (optional)
Just throw all the ingredients into a big bowl and mix everything together with a big wooden spoon. The chicken salad filling can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until it's ready to serve. You can use a variety of breads, though I always prefer fresh croissants from the local bakery.