Peep Inside

Chicken Salad in a Box

Posted in - Lunch & Recipes on May 6th 2013 2 Comments DSC_4237

DSC_4231

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.

Chicken Salad
Author: 
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8
 
This is really so simple and I think it's the perfect chicken salad.
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Boil the chicken breasts in a large pot of boiling water for about 45 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. Dice the chicken and add to a large bowl.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix.
  5. Adjust your ingredients if needed, for preference.
  6. Make 8 sandwiches

DSC_4209
Take the cooled chicken breast and place it on your cutting mat.

DSC_4211
S
lice it lengthwise. . .

DSC_4213
N
ow turn it on it’s side and slice again. . .

DSC_4214
N
ow turn it and dice.

DSC_4210
T
hrow it all in a large bowl.

DSC_4215
A
dd the mayonnaise.
DSC_4217
Salt and pepper.
DSC_4220
And some Coleman’s Mustard.

DSC_4219
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.

DSC_4221
A
dd the onion and celery and grapes (not pictured), and mix it all up.  Add some more mayonnaise if needed.

DSC_4234
G
et some really good whole grain bread and start making the samiches.  Hey, if you watch Duck Dynasty, you know it’s a word!

DSC_4237
N
ow 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.

DSC_4239
D
on’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?

 

As of now (2) people have had something to say...

  • vdonohoe - Reply

    May 8, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Can’t wait to try this chicken salad recipe! The boxes are super adorable. I’ll be picking some up for sure.


Notice: Undefined variable: req in /home4/homehatc/public_html/wp-content/themes/hanna/functions.php on line 246

Notice: Undefined variable: commenter in /home4/homehatc/public_html/wp-content/themes/hanna/functions.php on line 247

Notice: Undefined variable: aria_req in /home4/homehatc/public_html/wp-content/themes/hanna/functions.php on line 247

Notice: Undefined variable: req in /home4/homehatc/public_html/wp-content/themes/hanna/functions.php on line 252

Notice: Undefined variable: commenter in /home4/homehatc/public_html/wp-content/themes/hanna/functions.php on line 253

Notice: Undefined variable: aria_req in /home4/homehatc/public_html/wp-content/themes/hanna/functions.php on line 253

Notice: Undefined variable: commenter in /home4/homehatc/public_html/wp-content/themes/hanna/functions.php on line 258

Notice: Undefined variable: post_id in /home4/homehatc/public_html/wp-content/themes/hanna/functions.php on line 277

Notice: Undefined variable: user_identity in /home4/homehatc/public_html/wp-content/themes/hanna/functions.php on line 283

Notice: Undefined variable: post_id in /home4/homehatc/public_html/wp-content/themes/hanna/functions.php on line 283

Please leave a Comment

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *

Rate this recipe: