This is one of my favorite recipes!! Fresh chicken salad, yummmm! It is always a go-to for me when I have a busy week. I will usually make a large batch of it so I can have it available for many different meals so that I always have a healthy option on hand! I either eat it plain (as the main dish), as a sandwich, or even on a cabbage wrap to add a little extra flavor and crunch.
The ingredients are interchangeable, and you don't necessarily have to use them all every time, but I usually think the more ingredients, the better it tastes! But mix and match as you see fit.
Cook Time (for the chicken): 15 minutes
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2-4 servings
2-3 large chicken breasts (preferably organic and free-range)
Turmeric spice (what I season the chicken in)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped carrots carrots
1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts work the best!)
1/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins
1/2 cup chopped grapes
1 tablespoon chia seeds
Primal Kitchen avocado oil mayo
Using a medium heat, cook the chicken in a pan until fully cooked through (seasoned in turmeric if desired)
While the chicken is cooking, cut up all other ingredients and place in a large mixing bowl
Once the chicken is cooked, let it cool for about 5 minutes, and the chop up into small pieces
Add the chicken into the bowl and stir to get all ingredients evenly distributed
Add in the mayo (as much as needed) and keep stirring!
Store in the fridge for a few hours before consumption (I think it's better cold!)