This is a great chicken salad recipe that I made up the other night. The apple and the almonds make it really special. It is a bit like the recipe that Arby’s uses, but it is still more basic than ‘fancy’, which is what I was hoping for. It pleased my picky family too. I was a bit afraid that my husband would ‘trip’ over the apple in it, but after a couple of bites he declared it ‘surprisingly good’ and said the recipe is a keeper.
It’s very easy to make, and quite inexpensive. I’d made a chicken stew the other night, and saved the 2 boiled chicken breasts for this recipe. The 2 breasts were just enough, so I am declaring this a great leftover chicken recipe.
We are black pepper freaks so in the picture you see ours topped with a lot of extra black pepper. That’s really typical around here. 🙂
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups chopped, cooked chicken meat
1/2 cup crushed roasted almonds
1 med-large golden delicious apple, peeled and cut into small squares
Mix together apple with lemon juice. Add other ingredients and mix well.
Serve on bread for sandwiches or as a crustini, or on fresh greens.