Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Chicken Salad

One of my favorite classes at BYU was basic food prep. It was basically a glorified high school home economics class. I LOVED It. I loved the cooking, the recipes, the friends I had in class, the experiments, and the sampling. There is something wonderful about cooking with others that brings people together. I have fond memories of those fall days learning how to bake bread, the dangers of using too much nutmeg, and the hours of laughter. Perhaps the greatest thing to come from that semester was this recipe for Chicken Salad. It's quite wonderful. In fact, my friend Melissa loved this salad so much that we'd plan RS board meetings around it.

Chicken Salad

2 chicken breasts, finely chopped

1 c sliced red grapes

1 cup finely chopped celery

2/3 cup mayonnaise

1 cup thinly sliced green onions

4 Tbsp pickle relish

2 Tbsp lemon juice

4 tsp mustard

¼ tsp pepper

Combine chicken, celery, onions, lemon juice and pepper. Stir in mayonnaise, relish and mustard until well blended. Add grapes and stir lightly. Cover and chill. Fill cream puff. I love it in a Costco croissant! I figure if you're going to eat all that mayo, you might as well go the whole way by stuffing a flaky pastry.


Bracan & Rachel said...

I just made this recipe for dinner and loved it! Lucy (my 1 yr old) loved it too! Thanks, Rachel

Nurse Heidi said...

This is "girl food" according to Alan. Since he's going out of town for two days again, I'll just have to make it while he's not around to complain : ). I love chicken salad. Maybe I'll make a nice quiche while I'm at it!