For a refreshing summer luncheon or back to school favorite , homemade roasted chicken salad wins the “hits the spot” award. I cannot stand a wet, super mayonnaissy, yogurty, sour creamy (eek!) consistency. So I add the minimum amount ever of mayonnaise to moisten – I know, there is seriously no other word to be used here- some sweet grapes and the crunch of celery to the dressing.
Super short cut. You can totally buy a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store. Take out bones and skin, shred or dice. I like to make a whole roasted chicken for dinner and make this chicken salad with the leftovers. That is why I say 1/2 chicken because that is usually what’s left! Smooth and delicious with a crunch, this roasted chicken salad can easily become your go-to recipe!
Here it is…
Roasted Chicken Salad
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2-1 cup mayonnaise
1-1/2 tsp. dill
1 cup grapes, halved
3 stalks celery, chopped
Preheat over 350 degrees.
Rub chicken with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Bake 35-50 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
Cool chicken and dice or shred.
Mix the dressing by adding your comfortable amount of mayonnaise, grapes, celery, and dill.
Fold in diced chicken and mix well.
Add more mayo if needed! Remember, I like my chicken salad on the dry side so feel free to add away!
Chill and serve with crackers or on your favorite bread or roll!