Since I can't be on the beaches of Hawaii, I thought I'd whip up my favorite version of Hawaiian Chicken Salad that my mom used to make me.
Don't these types of recipes always make you feel better?
I know they do for me.
Anywho, let's get started people.
Here's what you'll need:
1 large can white meat chicken, drained
1 small can mandarin oranges, well drained and chopped
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1 cup, cubed cheddar cheese
1 stalk celery, diced
1 scoop of mayo
salt and pepper, to taste
Are you ready for the super easy steps?
Toss in the chicken.
Add the slivered almonds.
Add the diced celery.
Toss in the cubed cheddar cheese.
Top it off with the cut up mandarin oranges.
Don't those layers look yummy?!
Next, use a fork to shred the meat and mix everything together.
Add your salt and pepper to taste.
If you choose, use one scoop of mayo. (It's great with or without.)
If you do go with the mayo, don't use much to start with.
It's always much easier to add more
than it is to deal with a gloppy salad.
(That's a technical term.)
Stir it all together.
And you're done!
My favorite ways to enjoy this salad are on a croissant or on some delicious crackers.
All I had on hand was some white bread which will always do in a pinch.
The trick to this salad, in my opinion, is having everything chopped about the same size. It's a winner in my book any time!
What is your favorite dish your parents used to make you?
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