This recipe is super easy and absolutely delicious. Tonight was a leftover night – kiddos had a late afternoon birthday party, we all ate a late lunch, mommy was tired… no cooking going on. I sent my husband to forage in our nearly empty fridge. He found some cheese, an apple, a few items in the crisper and… TA-DAH … leftover rotisserie chicken from the other night! Score!
I forgot how much I love rotisserie chicken salad. I like to chop up my chicken and additional ingredients into pretty small pieces but you can tear the chicken to make it look a little more rustic and chop the veggie additions a little bit more coarsely if you prefer.
For tonight’s chicken salad, I added a small, beautiful, shiny red apple, 1/2 of a small yellow onion, and 1 stalk of celery. I sprinkled the chicken, apples, onion, and celery with some LIME PEPPER and a little bit of CRAZY SALT, added DUKE’s mayonnaise (because, well, I live in NC now so apparently Duke’s mayo is the standard), lightly mixed it all together and voila, dinner!
My husband put his chicken salad on a fresh focaccia roll from Earth Fare – I just tore out the inside of the bread to make room to pile the chicken salad. I preferred to eat mine with a fork, right out of the bowl. One less dish to clean up.
Chicken salad is such a great way to extend a dinner from earlier in the week without actually feeling like you are eating leftovers … cook once, eat twice! I hope you enjoy it!