Sometimes you just want simple and easy dinner, and chicken salad is great for that. You can put so many different things into it, it’s never the same thing twice! For this recipe I used leftovers from an oven roaster, which is my new favorite cash stretcher. It’s an entire chicken in a bag, really seasoned amazingly, and you just have to pop it in the oven IN THE BAG and roast for an hour and a half! Then it is perfectly done, with zero mess! If you buy them on sale, you save a ton of money, but even if you don’t buy them on sale it is worth it if you need chicken meat for more than one dish that week. Last week I wanted to make Greek Chicken Pizza and this salad I’m currently writing about and to purchase chicken to cook up for both it was going to be over 15 bucks, but I got the roaster for 10! Whoo hoo!
Anyway, I really like how I made the salad this time, I added almonds to it after looking through a bunch of different versions of chicken salad online and taking the most interesting things from them to add to mine. The result was sweet and crunchy and great!
Super Delicious Chicken Salad
1-2 cups of cooked chicken, diced, preferably roasted first
1 c. chopped red onion
1 c. diced celery
1/2 c. dried cranberries
1/4 c. slivered almonds
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped up
1 c. fat free mayo
Combine all ingredients in a big bowl. Season to taste. Serve on toasted bread with some bacon on top if desired. Enjoy!