Rotisserie Chicken Salad

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!

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