Saturday, May 28, 2011

Mom's Chicken Salad

I haven't posted anything in a while because everything I've been cooking lately has either been variations of things already on this blog, or didn't feature the veggies in an interesting way. Well, we got carrots and potatoes in the latest veggie box, not all that exciting I know, but I just happened to have roasted a chicken and I realized I could make my mom's chicken salad. I've never seen anyone else put carrots and potatoes in chicken salad before, so I don't know if someone taught her this or if she just made it up one day, but she made this often for our school lunches and this particular recipe is now a cherished part of my childhood.

Mom's Chicken Salad

1 lbs carrots
1 lbs potatoes
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp salt
1/4 large onion
1 clove garlic
1 stalk celery
2 lbs chicken breast, roasted or boiled
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Finely dice the carrots and potatoes. Season a medium pot of water with the salt and the bay leaf and put on high heat. When the water comes to a boil, add the carrots and potatoes. Boil for 5 minutes and then strain out the water. Discard the bay leaf. Set the carrots and potatoes aside.

Finely dice the celery and onion, and mince the garlic. Finely chop the chicken.

Combine all ingredients together. Serve on top of crackers or use a a sandwich filling.

Bon Apetit!