Sunday, May 23, 2010

Christinafied Chicken Salad

Remember earlier last week I showed you how to butterfly a whole 3 1/2 pound chicken? Well, the day after eating said chicken for dinner Johnny got sick (unrelated to my food thankyouverymuch). So, that left little ole me with a little more than half a bird of leftovers to eat by myself the days he was out of commission. The first few days there was a lot of dark meat left (which I prefer) and I was happy just eating it as is, cold or heated up.

Then I got to the last breast (Johnny had eaten the other, he prefers white meat) and I wasn't so inspired to eat it anymore. I had a few nibbles and became disinterested, but didn't have the heart to waste it.

I did the next best thing and decided on making chicken salad with it. It was a last minute cold dinner late at night after finishing some homework. I had zero intention of telling anybody I ate a cold chicken sandwich for dinner, let alone blogging about it. But one thing lead to another and before I knew it I had created this really tasty chicken salad that was interesting enough to snap some photos of and share!

1 cooked chicken breast, cut into pieces
1 rib of celery, chopped fine
1 scallion/green onion chopped fine
1 hard boiled egg, sliced both ways with an egg slicer
~1 inch from a block of sharp cheddar cheese, cubed in 1/4" pieces
~2 Tbsp mayonnaise (I used the olive oil kind)
large dash of black pepper
dash of paprika

Mix the ingredients together well until the egg yolk is incorporated. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary. My chicken had been marinated in a jerk style seasoning so it was really tasty to begin with, you might need to add salt or other flavors for your tastes. Yields enough for 2 sandwiches.


Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Hope Johnny feels better!

Your chicken salad looks awesome, I love all those ingredients and loved that you added a boiled egg!

Laura said...

Ohh that looks good! I love to make cold salad sandwiches, especially salmon. Of course we eat a ton o' salmon these days.
I can't stand to eat tuna anymore though...

The Diva on a Diet said...

Oh, yum! I was never a fan of chicken salad, until I made it for myself. I'm not a big mayo person, so I'm loving that you've gone easy on it and the addition of the eggs and cheddar makes it that much better.

Here's hoping Johnny is on the mend!

Anonymous said...

My husband loves chicken salad, but I don't - I need to make that for him again!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Juliana said...

Oh! I love chicken salad...yours sure looks so yummie...great in sandwich :-)

A@ Please Don't Eat Me! said...

heyyy- hope the patient is feeling better now!!!! im crafting an email to you right now.. im such a scumbag, waiting this long to write back!!! yikes!
but the chicken salad looks pretty awesome if you ask me! nicely done!!

sophia said...

lol, I never would think Johnny would get sick from your food, unless it was from overeating. ;-)

Love the chicken salad; it's one of my favorite ways to eat chicken! Also, I LOVE that you spread more filling than bread! lol!

Elina said...

I love when something random like that becomes super delicious. I actually made egg salad last week that was just like that. I wasn't planning on blogging about it (and didn't) but it was damn good. :)
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test it comm said...

That is a nice looking chicken salad sandwich!