-2 cups shredded chicken*
-1/2 cup dill pickle, small chop
-1/2 cup celery, chopped
-1/2 cup peeled apple, small chop
-1/3 cup diced red onion
-1/3 cup mayo ~ here or here , vegan or homemade vegan
-1 teaspoon Dijon or stone ground mustard (optional)
-1/2 teaspoon garlic granules
-1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
-1 teaspoon fresh chopped tarragon or 1/2 teaspoon dried
1. To a bowl add in the above ingredients and mix.
2. Best if made 4 – 6 hours before serving.
*The best way to “shred” chicken is in a food processor. Simply add in the two cups of chicken and give it a whirl. Personally, I like to cook chicken in the crock-pot, this makes it shred naturally. So I use leftover crock-pot chicken for my chicken salad. You could also used cubed chicken, it’s really up to you.
*There are endless possibilities with chicken salad. Here are some of my other favorite add-ins: sliced grapes, sweet yellow or red peppers, cucumber, hard boiled egg, radish, green onions, fresh dill, cashews, mango, slivered almonds, walnuts, kalamata olives, bacon, curry spice, or dried cranberries. Go crazy folks.
My Favorite Chicken Salad ~ With Apples and Fresh Tarragon