I am a busy mom. Oh so busy – who isn’t these days? I spend most of my day at work and then working on the blog. Then I am off to carpool for the kids. Each of my 3 kids are at 3 different schools so afternoon carpool can take me hours sometimes. After school we have sports and tons of homework. In the midst of it all I need to make dinner. My Simple Chicken Salad Sandwiches are such a time saver for me.
In order for me not to go crazy I need to have dinner ideas that my family loves but that also won’t stress me out. I MUST have dinner ideas that take no time – or less than 20 minues to put together. This one is perfect!
I know everyone has their favorite recipe, this is mine!
Simple Chicken Salad Sandwiches
- 1 fully cooked rotisserie chicken – the kind at Walmart are the perfect size! (about 3 cups shredded chicken)
- 1/2 cup celery diced
- 1/3 cup green onions thinly sliced (abou 4 t0 5 green onions)
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1/4 tsp. season salt
- 1/8 tsp. onion powder
- 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
I first like to mix up the dressing so the flavors all have time to meld. Add all of the dressing ingredients together into a bowl, mix, then place in the fridge for when you need it.
I just love using rotisserie chicken in my recipes that call for shredded chicken – it is such an easy an inexpensive way to get shredded chicken.
I first remove the legs and wings. My daughter does not like chicken salad so I like to have some chicken legs for her to eat. For this recipe I use the breast meat any other dark meat tha is easy to get to. This takes me less than 5 minutes to remove the chicken from the bones.
I set the chicken legs aside for my daughter then put the rest of the chicken meat in a bowl and shred it with two forks. Takes only minutes to shred. You can pull out your mixer and “mix” the chicken. It really works great and fast – like shredded chicken in 20 seconds.
Into the bowl add your diced celery and onions and dressing.
Mix this all together and you have a simple and delicious chickne salad. If I have time and want to be extra fancy I will sometimes add a cup of sliced grapes and about 1/2 a cup of cashews – yum!
Put the chicken salad on croissants or your favorite rolls.
Add a side of fresh fruit like grapes or apples and you have a wonderful meal for you family to enjoy that takes less than 15 minutes to put together. Now that is my kind of meal!