Friday, March 4, 2011

Chicken Salad

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I met my best friend, Laura, in middle school and we immediately hit it off. She would come over on the weekends and we would hang out in at my parents' house, watch TV, sing along to the radio, play games, annoy my younger brother and whatever else pre-teens did. You know, normal, kid stuff.

Now, I know she came over to hang out with me a lot, but after she tried this chicken salad it seems like she would come around a lot more often. And then the crowd started to expand. My friend Erin. Then Winnie. Cheri. The whole girls lacrosse team. They would all be over. All the time. And in the fridge.

I mean there's really nothing special about it...except the secret ingredient.

Ground mustard.

I told you earlier that ground mustard really doesn't get enough praise as it should. But it does wonders! Now whether or not Laura came around more often because of this chicken salad or because she enjoyed singing along to 'Nsync with me on a Saturday night...well, that will never be known. But if it was for the chicken salad, I'm very thankful to my mom for keeping a never-ending stash in the refrigerator because it brought me a lot closer to my best friend of close to 15 years.

Have a great weekend!

Printable Recipe


  • 1 lb. chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (regular or light)

In medium saucepan, bring water to a boil.  Add chicken breasts and cook for 20-30 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from boiling water and allow to cool slightly. Using two forks, shred chicken and place in large bowl.

Add pepper, mustard powder and mayonnaise to the chicken. Combine and taste, adding more seasoning if necessary or more mayonnaise if it is too dry.

Refrigerate for one hour or until chilled.


  1. OMG Best chicken salad ever :)

  2. Chicken salad is one of my favourite sandwich fillings. In fact I ate it every single day this week and probably will again next week too! Thanks for the tip on the ground mustard, I had no idea!

  3. This brought many great memories. I enjoyed those times as much as you did.


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