Allow me to pretend for a moment that things like “Harvest” and “Orchards” exist in my cold climate….allow it just long enough for me to show you this delicious little salad. While you peruse the recipe, I’ll be laying on a blanket inside, just below a window….doing a little something I call “Alaska tanning”!
That’s where you lay yourself in a ray of sunlight INSIDE, protected from the elements while soaking up the glorious warmth that only exists in the confines of your home. Welcome to “my neck of the woods” Al Roker!
This chicken salad is full of flavor and offers a change of pace from traditional chicken salads…It makes a phenomenal wrap with a fruit or chutney condiment and serves up nicely as a filling for a lettuce cup.
4 boneless skinless chicken breast, boiled and chopped into small cubes
2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped into cubes (any kind of apples work)
4 celery stalks, cut in half lengthwise and sliced
1 cup walnuts chopped
1 box of golden raisins (use as much of the box as you like….I dump the whole thing in)
1 – 1 1/2 cups mayo
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Place the cooled chicken in a large bowl. (Make sure the bowl is large enough for mixing all the ingredients)
Add the sliced celery and apple to the bowl
Place the raisins and walnuts on top (it really doesn’t get any more difficult)
Start by adding 1 cup of the mayo, if more is needed at the end of mixing then add the remaining 1/2 cup. Pour in the apple cider vinegar and sprinkle with the kosher salt.
Mix the ingredients until fully incorporated. I like to play with the salad a bit by adding in new things. It tastes marvelous with cubed cheddar, and can take on some amazing new flavors by adding various seasonings. Feel free to come up with your own creations….this is just the foundation!
Let the salad chill in the fridge for a bit than serve it in a wrap or lettuce cup…..or my mother’s favorite. Plain ole’ white bread.
This makes a large batch of salad which makes it perfect or a potluck or church gathering. (or enough for me to secretly munch on in the middle of the night)
Modern Mrs. Cleaver