I made this chicken salad for our family reunion in NY for us to eat for lunches and it was a smash hit. I always have people ask me for this recipe, and now that the family is asking too I figured I better write it out. I am not much of one for measuring, though, so this is the gist of what I do. Taste as you go and decide if you need more of anything. Enjoy!
Monicaâ€™s Super Yummy Chicken Salad
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp ranch salad dressing mix
1 tsp McCormickâ€™s Perfect PinchÂ® Salad Supreme Seasoning
2 tsp Pampered Chef Dill Mix
1 tsp Mrs. Dash
Â¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 tsp fresh cracked McCormickâ€™s Peppercorn Medley (or black pepper)
4 boiled eggs, diced
Â½ cup finely diced celery
Â½ cup finely diced dill pickles (I prefer Claussen)
Â½ cup crumbled walnuts
1 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar chees)e
2 13 ounce cans chicken breast meat, drained
OPTIONAL: 1 cup grapes or raisins or craisins â€“ YUMMY!
Combine mayonnaise and seasonings in a medium size bowl, then stir in remaining ingredients. Taste and add additional spices or mayonaise if desired.
For the reunion, I bought one big can of chicken (50 ounces) from Samâ€™s Club and doubled this recipe. Fresh spinach, sliced tomatoes, and cilantro go great with this on a sandwich. It is also yummy with crackers. I hope you will enjoy this little taste of Southern Love for your tummy! Be sure to come back for more recipes!
Check out all of Monica Kennedy's great recipes in her series: Southern Love in Your Tummy.