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Monday, June 4, 2012

Slam Dunk Chicken Salad


My family loves my chicken salad.  It is simple and easy:)  
When I first started making it, I would boil a whole chicken with celery, carrots and onions for seasoning and then shred the meat  for the salad. Now I have learned ever so much more about flavoring chicken:)  







                                   Slam Dunk Chicken Salad                   

3 split chicken breasts (bone in)
3/4  cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
Mayonnaise
season salt (secret ingredient)





 Heat oven to 350 degrees F.   Wash and dry chicken breasts.   Rub chicken breasts with olive oil and place on cookie sheet. Liberally salt and pepper chicken.  Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until chicken is done (160 degrees F).  Set aside and allow to cool.






 When the chicken is cool enough to handle remove the meat and dice, discarding skin and bones.  Add celery, red onion and mix in enough mayonnaise to taste. Sprinkle in season salt to taste.




  Cover and refrigerate at least a couple of hours allowing flavors to marry.  This makes the best sandwiches  and I love it in pita bread.  Sometimes  I use an ice cream scoop to serve it over a salad.  Enjoy eating something cool on a hot summer day:)












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48 comments:

  1. I love chicken salad! I have several variations I use to make mine, some with nuts, some with dried cranberries, I will add this to my collection, thanks for sharing. :-)

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  2. Yum! It's lunchtime here and this looks just about perfect!

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    1. Hey, I saved you some:) Come on over!

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  3. Looks pretty yummy. I'm almost sorry I've eaten lunch already, lol.

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    1. Oh man! I should have posted it before you had lunch:) Lol

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  4. delish! Hugs and wishes for a beautiful week!

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  5. This is what we're having for dinner! Yum!

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    1. Me too! Since there are only two of us now, we pretty well have the same for lunch and dinner:)

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  6. that looks really good! I bet it would be great on croissants!

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    1. You are so right! I love croissants! That would be so good:)

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  7. Sounds delicious! I love chicken salad. :)

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    1. It's perfect for the summer! Thanks for the visit:)

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  8. Just finished dinner. I wrapped them in butter lettuce and it was spectacular! Thank you Evelyn!

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  9. This looks so yummy!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  10. This looks so tasty,thanks for linking up with us at Creative Mondays :)

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  11. Sounds lovely! I think I may try this as a topping for a jacket potato... we're in need of new toppings! xx

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  12. Looks so delicioius yet so simple! Stopping by from the blogger party blog hop.
    Thanks
    Angie godsgrowinggarden.blogspot.com
    PS - I will be checking out your freedom fridays hop

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  13. I so want to make this now! Looks amazing & it will be perfect for when my daughter is out of school needing to lunch at home! @ DearCreatives.com come link up your recipe if you like!

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  14. Love the flavor tips! Thanks so much for linking up, we love chicken salad, too!

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  15. You are so right. Chicken salad is great on a hot summer day. My fav way to eat it is to hollow out a tomato and add a big scoop of chicken salad. Thanks for linking!

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    1. That sounds good:) As soon as I have fresh tomatoes in my garden I am trying that.

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  16. Just the right summer food... looks fantastic... I'll be over for lunch! hehehe!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY....

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  17. my husband would love to have that for dinner! thanks for the inspiration :)

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  18. That is the perfect dinner for a hot summer night! On my to make list!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  19. Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday

    Natasha xx

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  20. Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday! I am featuring this recpe this week! congrats!

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  21. Yummy! Thanks for linking this to Things I've Done Thursday!

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  22. I cook my chicken in the oven pretty much the same way. Anymore I use boneless chicken. Thinking maybe the bone gives it more flavor. I love pitas and it's one of our favorite summer meals. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  23. Yum! I just got some pitas so this would be perfect! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. I wish I liked chicken salad. Sigh! It's a favorite at parties. Thanks so much for sharing at Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

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  25. What an easy and tasty sounding recipe! Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

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  26. I can't wait to make this! Thanks for linking up to the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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  27. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo

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  28. This chicken salad looks really good. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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  29. This is a very nice chicken dish. Would you be happy to link it in to my Chicken Edition of Food on Friday? This is the link . I found this through live.laugh.rowe

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  30. Chicken anything is always so much tastier if you cook it on the bone first! And usually cheaper, too! Just stopping by from the GRAND Social! Glad I stopped here before going to the store today!

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  31. I love chicken salad. I usually use a rotisserie chicken. I like to make it with pecans and grapes. Delicious!

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  32. Man oh man, am I hungry now. And it's the middle of the afternoon! This would definitely hit the spot on a hot evening like we've been having. Will have to give it a shot (using white onion instead of red, as it's what I have on hand, though I do love the red more).

    Thank you for making me hungry...I mean, thank you for linking to GRAND Social! Happy Monday!

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  33. Chicken Salad is so nice when it's warm out. I bet I have 10, er, make that 11, variations of chicken salad! :)

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  34. Chicken Salad Lover Here TOO! :) Great minds think alike! :)

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  35. I'll have an order of this for lunch, please! :) Thanks so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)

    Julie

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  36. I've only recently become a chicken salad lover. Why only recently? I have no idea. I think someone somewhere along the line made one that did not taste good at all. But now, I love it...especially when it includes red onions!

    Thanks for linking this one, too, to GRAND Social!

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  37. I love the simple and easy recipe. Thank you so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays last week. Hope to see you again this week!!
    Nichi - The Mandatory Mooch

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  38. I love chicken salad too! Thanks for linking up! Sarah

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  39. My husband would love this, Evelyn! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes. Pinned!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))