Friday, August 7, 2009

Better Than Your Grandma's Chicken Salad

Oh, so your Grandma had the most delicious chicken salad EVAR, did she? You used to look forward to eating every time you went to her house, eh? And even though she shared the recipe, it seemed like no one could replicate Grandma’s delicious chicken salad, huh?

Well my Grandma had a chicken salad like that, too. However, there was one thing that was neglected in her chicken salad, and hence in the chicken salad of my mother and all of my other family members’ as well. Specifically, the salad was neglected.

Grandma’s chicken salad was a tasty combination of mayonnaise, chicken, and celery with some tarragon. It was tasty, but chicken, celery, and mayonnaise does not a salad make. So I have my own version incorporating such salad-like elements as bell pepper, onion, tomato, grapes, and fresh herbs on top of the old staples. It’s delicious, and this is certainly something that you can wrap up in a tortilla with some lettuce make an awesome BURRITO.

Better Than Your Grandma’s Chicken Salad

½ a large hothouse tomato
½ a red onion
½ each of a red and yellow bell pepper
2 celery stalks
1 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 cup mayonnaise
3 whole chicken breasts (BOOBIES!)
2 cups chopped green grapes
1 Tablespoon of Dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons tarragon
2 Tablespoons paprika
Fresh thyme, oregano, rosemary (optional)
Salt and peppa and a little garlic powder

1. Boil the chicken in a pot of salted water for about 12-15 minutes.
2. Chop all them delicious vegetables, herbs, and spices and put them in a big mixing bowl
3. Take the chicken out of the pot, let it cool, then tear with your fingers or a fork and put it in the big mixing bowl.
4. Mix in the mayo and mustard and stir it all up
5. Put it all on some toasted bread (maybe with a little sweet relish?) and a plate with some regular Lay’s potato chips
6. Try not to scream as you have a foodgasm

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