Thursday, May 30, 2013

Chicken Salad a la Maw

Dice or shred some cooked chicken. Add some chopped hard-boiled egg if you want to and you have any handy. Add some mayo and a bit of sugar or sweetener, and maybe some lemon juice. (That’s because I grew up using Miracle Whip and sweet pickle relish, and I don’t use either one any more. If you use Miracle whip instead of mayo, skip the sugar. If you use sweet pickle relish, skip the sugar. You might still want a bit of lemon juice. Or not.) Mix it all up. That’s the basic chicken part. Now add some veggies if you want. Some shredded lettuce and/or some thinly sliced celery. Maybe some chopped tomato or halved cherry tomatoes. Or small amounts of a bunch of whatever you have on hand that sounds good. Thinly sliced green onions are good in it, too. Mix the chicken and the veggies together, unless you’re just using lettuce, in which case you can either mix it all together or just put the chicken mixture on top of the lettuce. Chopped walnuts or pecans or slivered or sliced almonds or toasted sunflower seeds are good either mixed into the salad or sprinkled on top.

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