Chicken Salad

Leftover chicken! Oh yeah Mom! I will make chicken salad! In my head this is a fantastic song with serious guitar shredding.

It is so easy to make chicken salad, but I did not even know about it until I started dating, my boyfriend, Jack. You see, Jack’s dad makes chicken salad, and I was afraid to try it, because it looked weird and gross. Jack’s mom even makes chicken salad with fancy things like grapes and rosemary in it. Dating Jack has resulted in me making chicken salad and even ordering it at a restaurant! I recently learned that my dad likes chicken salad, but my mom hates and will never make it for him. She is so mean, except she leaves leftover chicken in the fridge for me to make into chicken salad!

You really have to sing more when you cook, it makes the food come out better, even if ou just sing in your head!

1.5 cups shredded/chopped  chicken
1/2 cup walnuts
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup mandarin oranges
2 TBSP mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste

Chop up ingredients and mix together, coating well with mayo. Serve on a bed of lettuce, if you want to eat it like me!

This is good. I am not crazy about citrus, I am more of a berry person, but canned mandarin oranges were available, so that was the fruit I used. You could sub almonds for the walnuts, grapes or dried cranberries, halved grapes, halved cherries, persimmons, chopped mango, or raisins for the oranges, and I don’t know what you could do about the celery, maybe apples. And really I think most any fruit could be used in there, scallions too, you could use them. And I also think it would be good with some herbs or spices that you like. Be creative with this one! You will like it more if you use the things you like. You could even try salmon or tuna instead of the chicken. I trust you to try it out in many combos and let me know how it went.

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