I try so, so hard not to make super bold statements on le blog. But chicken… I’ve just never had anything good to say about chicken. To me, chicken was as blah as blah could be.
And then, in order to recreate my great grandmother’s chicken and dumplins recipe, I had to boil a chicken. The boiled chicken was simple, tender, and flavorful and the broth was down right drinkable. And then I boiled another chicken. And then I started craving chicken salad like whoa.
Even though chicken salad is one of those non-recipe, recipes, I couldn’t think of anything to add besides grapes and nuts. I used the Junior League of Tampa Cookbook, EveryDay Feasts, as my grocery guide and came up with a chicken salad that I could be perfectly happy eating, well, errr’day!
I cubed two boiled breasts and added chopped celery, seedless grapes, scallions, and toasted almond slices. Then, I added a wee bit of Vegenaise (just enough to make the salad stir-able) and salt and cayenne pepper to taste. This whole salty/spicy/sweet thing, I just can’t get enough.