So now I go to Costco for my rotisserie chicken fix. Not only are they cheaper, at $4.99, but they’re considerably bigger. And delicious.
Oh wait, you probably want to read about the chicken salad I made. I’ll get to that.
Fancy Schmancy Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Breast meat from one rotisserie chicken
One rib of celery
Pinch of thyme
Salt and pepper
This makes enough filling for 4 sandwiches, assuming your chicken is well-endowed in the breast area.
I pulled the two breasts off my rotisserie chicken and cut the meat into small pieces. That was the hardest part, because I had to keep elbowing three cats off the counter. Then I chopped the celery into thin slices, and tossed it into a bowl with the chicken and a handful of almonds and craisins. I didn’t measure them, I just put some in until it looked good, but I think 1/4 cup is a reasonable approximation. I added some salt and pepper and a pinch of thyme, and then put in a dollop or two of mayonnaise. Different people have different opinions on how squishy and mayonnaisey chicken salad should be, so the amount is up to you. I like it to be wet enough to hold together, so pieces aren’t falling out of a sandwich. Also, I love mayo, so I usually add just a little more than necessary.
I let it sit all day, covered, in the fridge, so the flavors could get friendly. It ended up really good and I’ll be trying it again. The craisins made it a little bit too sweet, so I’m either going to add less next time or try adding something acidic to counter the sweetness. A few recipes I’ve seen call for lemon juice or white wine vinegar, maybe I’ll try that.