Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

My Favorite Chicken Salad

Okay...so IT Guy likes plain chicken salad. And by plain, I mean plain. And boring. He prefers canned chicken mixed with some mayo and some Lawry's Seasoning Salt. That's it. No celery, no onion. See? I told you it was plain and boring. Me? Well...I'm about making chicken salad a party! Some fresh, cooked chicken, some mayo, grapes, pecans...you get the idea. When we lived a California, a friend and I would frequent this little cafe where they served THEEEE best chicken salad ever. And it was served on purple bread. Yep...purple! That was my intro to fancy chicken salad and I've never turned back. This can be served on yummy bread, scooped with crackers or wrapped in a lettuce leaf. Super good any way you choose!

My Favorite Chicken Salad

3 cups cooked chicken ~ diced (white, dark or a combo)
1 cup chopped pecans
2 cups red, seedless grapes ~ cut in half
1 cup diced celery
1 - 2 tablespoons dried dill
1 cup mayo
1 cup sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste

In a medium bowl, mix together the mayo, sour cream, dill and salt and pepper.

Add the pecans, cooked chicken, celery and grapes.

Stir to combine.

Chill for several hours to allow flavors to blend. 

Serve with crackers, as a sandwich or as a lettuce wrap.

Okay...here's the stuff. 

Okay...here's the stuff.

Mix the mayo, sour cream, dill and salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Then add everything else. 

Mix the mayo, sour cream, dill and 
salt and pepper in a medium bowl. 
Then add everything else.

Give it a stir then cover and chill for a while. 

Give it a stir then cover and chill for a while.

Make sandwiches, serve with crackers or wrap in lettuce leaves! Yummers! 

Make sandwiches, serve with crackers 
or wrap in lettuce leaves! Yummers!

Okay...now really....who's looks better? I know it's difficult to make chicken salad look good, but c'MON!!! 

Okay...now really....who's looks better? 
I know it's difficult to make chicken 
salad look good, but c'MON!!!


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