Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Recipe time! Apple cranberry chicken salad

I created this recipe after I tried some similar chicken salad by accident at a potluck once.  It's really simple and really yummy.  I serve it wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla.


2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped (I use yellow because they're cheapest,  but any onion will do)`
1/2 cup dried, sweetened cranberries
1 crisp apple (granny smith, pink lady or fuji are good choices), chopped (leave the skin on, it's full of nutrients)
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 cup lite mayo (you can use regular, but I think it tastes gross if you do)


Boil the chicken just until done.  Don't overcook it or it will be dry and tough.  You can also pan fry, bake, broil... whatever you like, just make sure you can chop or shred it easily.  After it's cooked, chop or shred it.  Like I just said.  Pieces should be small enough that you don't get a huge bite of bland chicken.

Put the chicken into a large bowl and add the poultry seasoning,  Stir it up so that you don't have big chunks of spice without anything to season.  Add the rest of the ingredients and and stir until it comes together.  I don't like a super goopy chicken salad, but if you do, add more mayo.

Voila.  I'll add pictures when I can find my damn camera.

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