Another Chicken Salad
I already know what you’re thinking. . .”Don’t these BXTCHES already have a chicken salad recipe on here?” And the answer to that question would be, yes, yes we do. But, that recipe is a tad healthier than this particular chicken salad, not that this recipe is gonna give you heart disease or anything, it does have fruit and chicken in it, that makes it healthy, right?
Two out of my three kids love both recipes, but the youngest only prefers this recipe and every time it gets made, it’s gone in a day.
This is another great lunchbox recipe and if you happen to have a great insulated thermos, you can pack it the night before and it should still be good and chilled by the time their lunch rolls around.
As always, please read through entire recipe and notes before starting.
- 1 1/2 chicken breasts (cooked and diced or shredded)
- 2 small apples-I use either Granny Smith or Red Delicious-(cored and diced)
- 3 green onions
- 2 stalks celery
- 8 ounce can water chestnuts (drained and chopped)
- 2 ounces fresh spinach (cut into ribbons)
- 1 1/2 cups grapes-I use red or green-(halved)
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Sour Cream
- Coconut Milk
- Garlic Powder
- Mix well, taste and adjust seasonings if needed.
- Green Onions
- Water Chestnuts
- Toss all ingredients together, then add the dressing. Mix well (great time to use your hands). Refrigerate, then serve.
- I tend to use the opposite colors with apples and grapes. If I use green apples, I try to use red grapes and vice versa. It's really just an aesthetics thing.
- This recipe is just a great jumping off point for your imagination. There are a lot of things you can add that will make it delicious. For example, I would love to add pecans, but I leave them out because my kids aren't big fans. So run wild, add what you think your family will love.
- Once you add the dressing, the salad is going to seem a bit loose, but stick it in the fridge and let it all tighten up some.
- If the amount of mayo is too much for your waistline, feel free to substitute greek yogurt.
- I always add a little lemon juice to my apples after I cut them, just to slow down the browning process.