Chicken Salad in a Box
The other day I had a meeting at church to go to and I thought I’d make lunch for everyone. Nothing fancy by any means, just a sandwich, cookies and some pasta salad. The thing I love are the boxes. I buy these by the stack at Smart & Final and I use them mostly at Christmas time to package gifts for loved ones, a Cookie Exchange, or sending leftovers home with people They are just great for that sort of thing.
- 4 single chicken breasts
- 1½ cups mayonaise
- 1 tsp. Coleman's dry Mustard
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 ribs celery, finely chopped
- 2 clusters of grapes, cut in half
- 2-3 green onions, thinly sliced
- good whole grain bread
- 1 head of red leaf lettuce, washed and dried
- Boil the chicken breasts in a large pot of boiling water for about 45 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool.
- Dice the chicken and add to a large bowl.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix.
- Adjust your ingredients if needed, for preference.
- Make 8 sandwiches
Take the cooled chicken breast and place it on your cutting mat.
Slice it lengthwise. . .
Now turn it on it’s side and slice again. . .
Now turn it and dice.
Throw it all in a large bowl.
Add the mayonnaise.
Salt and pepper.
And some Coleman’s Mustard.
This is truly the biggest box of dried mustard I have ever seen. If you’ve never tasted Coleman’s, it’s fantastic. It’s got a bite to it and if you mix it with a little water, you can use it just about anywhere.
Add the onion and celery and grapes (not pictured), and mix it all up. Add some more mayonnaise if needed.
Get some really good whole grain bread and start making the samiches. Hey, if you watch Duck Dynasty, you know it’s a word!
Now package it all up nice and neat. Just a note about the cookies. . . if you look under the lid of the Quaker Oats container, that is the recipe I used to make these cookies. I just added in a giant handful of chocolate chips too.
Don’t forget the napkin and fork (I packaged the pasta salad separate).
I hope you’ll be inspired to take lunch to your coworkers or friends sometime. Wouldn’t it be fun to take a meal like this to a concert at The Hollywood Bowl?