Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Chicken Salad Sandwich

Tired of that same old peanut butter and jelly, lunch meat, or tuna sandwich? Eating at home is clearly the more cost effective choice these days. Although we wish an In-N-Out burger still cost 25¢, that's just not the case anymore. So we thought we would share a fantastic sandwich that has lots of flavor and more importantly a break from the other sandwiches. Grapes, walnuts and celery spice up this chicken salad sandwich and make it a textured, tasty summer sandwich.

6 ingredients needed: bread, a can of chicken, grapes, celery, walnuts and mayonnaise.

The measurements on this recipe are rough. Go by eye. It really depends how much u want in your sandwich.
Start by draining the chicken and shredding it using a fork. Put in a large bowl.

 Take maybe a cup of grapes, depending on the size of the grapes, and slice them into quarters.

Throw the grapes into the bowl.  We like a lot of grapes in ours, its what gives the mix it's sweet taste.

Next ingredient is the celery.  All that's needed is one stock. Slice into small pieces.  This gives the crunch. It's also healthy so hey, that's always good. 

Once again throw the celery into the bowl and go by sight for how much you want.  If you don't want or like or can't have nuts then we would double the celery to add more crunch.

 Walnuts. Delicious.  All you need is about 1/8 cup, 1/4 cup max.  We didn't buy a large bag from the store to avoid over purchasing.  So we went to Sprouts, and scooped out what we needed from their self serve section.  This way we saved $. yey!

So throw the walnuts in and then add in the mayo.  It only takes about 1 tbsp- 1 1/2 at the most.  Stir and go by eye to see if you need more or less.

The great thing about this sandwich is that it's easy to make in mass production.  Make the Chicken Salad Sandwich on croissants and it looks like the sandwich is from a restaurant.  It's truly a nice alternative to the boring ham and cheese sandwich.


1 can chicken breast
1 cup grapes
1 stock celery
1/8 cup walnuts
1 tbsp mayonnaise 

Drain chicken and shred with fork.  Place in large bowl.
Dice grapes and add to bowl.
Slice celery into small pieces and combine with chicken mix.
Chop walnuts and add to bowl.
Add in mayo and stir.
Place on bread and devour. 

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