I hope you have a wonderful day today, Dad! I love you!
Here we are last May at my college graduation . . .
I should probably follow this birthday sentiment with some sort of manly meal or dessert, but I have got to share this recipe with you. I recently found it on Our Best Bites, and was a little skeptical at first. You see, I'm from the south. We know how to make Chicken Salad down there, y'all. I should say, some people down there that own restaurants know how to make Chicken Salad. I hate to name-drop, but I especially love O'Carrs and Edgars chicken salad. Those are two different restaurants. They're tied for first place in my book.
My version of chicken salad consists of a store-bought chicken mixed with mayo and as much fruit as you can possibly throw in. It's more like a fruit salad with a bit of chicken. So even though I'm from the south, I did not inherit the slap-yo-mama-it's-so-good chicken salad gene. Now, thanks to this new fancy chicken salad recipe, I can join the Good Chicken Salad Club. :)
Teriyaki Chicken Salad -- Adapted from Our Best Bites
- 2 large chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
- a little less than 1/4 c. Teriyaki glaze (you can find this with the other teriyaki sauces--it's a little thicker than the regular Teriyaki sauce)
- 1 mango, cubed
- 1 stalk celery, chopped thin
- 1 small can pineapple (you can use chunks or slices), chopped thin
- Slivered almonds (optional)
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- A dash of onion flakes
- Cook chicken in skillet on medium heat until done. Add in onion and garlic. Pour in teriyaki glaze, and heat through. *At this point, you can either store this in an air tight container over night and prepare the next day, or if you want to prepare it right away, put in the refrigerator for a while to chill)
- Once the chicken and teriyaki glaze has chilled, mix with 1/2 c. mayo, celery, and almonds.
- Before serving, stir in mango and pineapple.
- Serve on a whole wheat wrap with a lettuce leaf, on sandwiches, or croissants.
Tip: You could also grill the chicken--this is how the original recipe suggests, but I threw this together really quickly by skipping that step.