Tuesday, January 12, 2016

The Best Chicken Salad

I hope that all of you have had a blessed Christmas and New Year! I know many of us start the New Year off with the resolution to eat healthier. I definitely want to be on the path to being healthier and am trying to make better choices along the way. Sometimes that can be hard when things are busy but baby steps help. So hopefully I will have lots of new recipes to post of some yummy goodies that are healthy as well!

I feel that chicken salad is a pretty healthy dish. Especially if you are careful to check the ingredients of the mayonnaise. I use Hellmann's Olive Oil mayonnaise and really enjoy it. Chicken salad is a favorite of mine, but I usually make the same recipe. Chicken, mayo, dill, celery, nuts, etc. Sometimes I add grapes to it as well. However, this time I tried something a bit different. I added relish and hard boiled eggs. I loved the result! This chicken salad is so good! I hope you try it and if you do, let me know what you think!

The Best Chicken Salad
2 cups of cooked, diced chicken
1/2 cup of celery, finely diced
2 hard boiled eggs, finely chopped
2 tbsp of sweet relish
2/3 cup of mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste

In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, eggs, relish and mayo until they are mixed well. Taste and see if you want to add salt and/or pepper. I find that some of that will depend on how seasoned your chicken was when you cooked it. I didn't need to add salt to mine but I did add pepper. Also, if you like your chicken salad a bit on the drier side, you may add a bit less mayo, then add more as you need to. This is a very adjustable recipe! The next time I may it I may add a bit of dill and try that.

This chicken salad really is delicious! My son finished his sandwich of it and then wanted more of the chicken salad. Hope you enjoy it as well!