Monday, April 21, 2014

"Which Came First" Chicken-Egg Salad Spread

Once in awhile, you see something or try something and you just have this moment of "duh, that's so obvious, why haven't I ever thought of that?" (if you have never experienced that kind of moment, go
explore Pinterest for 10 minutes).   The combination of chicken and eggs in one simple spread is that kind of  a thing for me.  Egg salad?  Okay.  Chicken salad?  Not bad if you give it to me on a croissant.  Egg and chicken together?  Actually pretty awesome.  Surprisingly awesome. Why haven't I thought of that before?

I first had something similar to this at a Bible study group several years ago in Kiev.  A bunch of us American missionaries got together for some time together in our own language every week.  I made some lifelong friends in that group and, incidentally, picked up a recipe here and there.

I didn't actually write down a recipe, just asked what was in it, and went home and mixed up my own.  I have since often made a batch of this; to serve as an appetizer, as a sandwich filling, or just spread on crackers for lunch.  Add a little fresh fruit on the side, and.... yum.  

Although there isn't really a need for a step-by-step tutorial on this one, I'll give it to ya anyway....

The Step-by-Step

 First, peel your eggs.  This is the hardest part of the whole thing.  

 Next, chop up your hard-boiled eggs and your chicken. 

Add mayonnaise and seasoning salt.  (If anyone wants to try this with greek yogurt instead of mayo, let me know if it works- I don't have access to plain greek yogurt too often).

Mix, mix.  Stir, stir.

Put it in a pretty dish and garnish with green onions, if you like.

Serve on crackers or as a sandwich filling.  Surprisingly yummy, right?  Why didn't we think of this before?

The Recipe

3 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
4 hard-boiled eggs, diced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon seasoning salt (Lawry's, for example)
chopped green onion for garnish, optional

Mix all ingredients thoroughly.  Garnish with green onion, if desired.  Serve with crackers or as a sandwich filling.