Homemade Chicken Salad

And so, another week begins. I hope that you aren’t already sick of hearing me talk about movies, because it’s summer blockbuster season and that’s all I can think about, to be honest. Either way, this is all, of course, leading up to telling you how much I liked Super 8. It was everything I thought it would be, but the special effects that really blew me away. I suppose I should have expected as much from Stephen Spielberg and J.J. Abrams. The story is something like E.T., Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and a little bit of Cloverfield all thrown together into one awesome movie. It didn’t do quite as well as I would have hoped it would this past weekend, so if you haven’t gotten around to seeing it yet, I highly recommend that you do as soon as possible. It’s a movie that absolutely everyone can enjoy, which is rare enough to warrant a trip to the theater.

I’ve always loved chicken salad, but it took Kramer a while to come around to it. He’s usually not a big fan of lots of “add ins” to his food, but this chicken salad is one of the few exceptions to that rule. We actually ate this for dinner three nights in a row, so if that’s not an indication of how good it is, I don’t know what to tell you. I love this chicken salad because it’s heavy on the mustard and not so much on the mayo, so there’s lots of flavor without it being too heavy. I especially like the combination of fruit and chicken. Needless to say, this is a far cry from your average canned chicken salad. The big pieces of juicy, white meat chicken alongside fresh produce and sweet raisins (or cranberries, if you prefer) make for quite a tasty sandwich or salad. I even added some blue cheese to this when I made it into a sandwich, and let me tell you something: do yourself a favor and pick up some blue cheese to pair with this. It makes your sandwich all that more “grown up” and lends itself beautifully to not only the chicken, but to the fruit, too! Forget the can and whip up some of this delicious homemade chicken salad in under an hour – you’ll be thanking me soon!

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