Sometimes the simplest dinners are so good! I had barbecued some chicken leg quarters the other night, after marinating them in the best chicken marinade. We had one leg quarter left over. Last night for dinner I turned it into chicken salad for some great sandwiches.
Pull the skin off the chicken and pull the meat away from the bones, watching for gristle or fat. Dice it up finely. You should get about a cup of chicken. Add enough mayonnaise to moisten, then stir in some diced dill pickles. (Or sweet pickle relish if you’d like.) If it was just me, I’d add some diced celery as well but the kids gripe about that so I left it out. Depending on the chicken, you may or may not need to add some salt and/or pepper.
- 1 cup diced cooked chicken
- 1/4 cup or so of mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup or so of diced dill pickle
- salt and pepper to taste
I toasted some whole wheat bread and spread this out for 3 healthy sandwiches.
Served with a simple green salad of:
- 2 cups chopped red leaf lettuce
- 1/2 an avocado, chopped
- 1 tomato, chopped
- oil and vinegar dressing to taste
Now if it had been just me, I would have added some garbanzo beans and sliced red onion and maybe some sunflower seeds or dried cranberries to the salad. But I kept it simple, for one night at least.