I love summer time. Do you know why? Because it means it is time to eat fun that cools your insides and excites your taste buds! This chicken salad sandwich is one of those foods that just explodes with flavor!
Truth be told I never really cared for chicken salad until a friend on a friend made me try a fruited chicken salad or waldorf salad as I have heard some call it, that she made. I was instantly hooked.
We asked her to teach us how to make it because she makes everything from scratch and uses veggies from her garden so her ingredients are always changing. So, since I had no where to go for the recipe I decided to recreate it..and I did a pretty darn good job if I say so myself!
- 1 Rotisserie chicken, cubed or shredded
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup crasins
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1/2 cup grapes, halved
- 1/2 cup diced pineapple, semi drained
- 1 apple diced
- 1 cup mayo
- 2 tbl plain or vanilla yogurt
- 2 pinches of fresh dill
- pepper to taste
- Pull the chicken off of the bone and dice or shred the chicken using the whole thing.
- Cut up, dice, or cube all of the fruits.
- Grab a bowl and add the chicken and cut up fruits. Mix.
- Add the mayo, yogurt, dill, pepper. Mix.
- Let set up in the fridge for an hour or two. If it seems too dry add more mayo a few table spoons at a time. The longer you are able to leave it set up in the fridge the better. The fruits will create juice and thin it out.
You can really not go wrong with this chicken salad, add pecans, greens, peppers, just about anything you have on hand to create a different flavor. I love experimenting with food and seeing what flavors work well together.
The vanilla yogurt in the chicken salad really gives it a unique flavor and it is my favorite way to make it. I know I only tell you to use a little bit of yogurt, but it makes a big difference in the creamy factor and the flavor!
Between this and the Caprese Sandwich I am set for the summer! What is your favorite meals to eat in the summer months?