I cooked them Sunday night by sauteeing them in olive oil after using a "brining" technique that several websites recommended, which basically entailed covering them with water mixed with a ridiculous amount of salt and sugar (probably not the healthiest thing?) and letting them soak it up in the fridge for an hour. They tasted delicious, but I should probably go for something healthier (aka not involving salt, sugar, and oil...?) next time.
So basically I was super proud of myself for actually cooking meat. Unfortunately, the next morning when I went to make it into chicken salad, I was distressed to discover that although I probably wasn't going to die from eating it, I really should have cooked the chicken about half a minute longer. There was still just the teeniest, tiniest bit of pinkishness in the middle. Whoops. Having had a friend go through food poisoning the week before, I wasn't monstrously excited about following suit, but it tasted fine, I had tested some the night before and wasn't dead yet, and I wasn't about to waste all my effort. So I nervously made the salad.
It was good! It made more than I wanted it to, because now I've been eating it for days and am going to have to throw out the last little unused bit. But it did last a commendably long time. I also didn't get food poisoning, which is key. I used cucumber instead of celery and omitted the onion, and I really liked it. (Also I accidentally bought Extra-Tenderizing Worcestershire sauce...? Who knew that existed? But it seemed fine.) Next time I'll use red grapes instead of green for better flavor. But overall I recommend it. Super fast, pretty delicious. I give it four stars.
Charlie's Famous Chicken SaladPrep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
- 2 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
- 1 cup finely chopped celery
- 1 cup seedless grapes, halved
- 1 cup chopped walnuts or 1 cup pecans (optional)
- 1 small minced onion
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup Miracle Whip
- Combine all ingredients; chill.
- Serve with just about anything- crackers, chips, rolls, bread or bagel.
How easy is that?
(PS- No, I don't know who Charlie is. But he sounds cool.)
[Recipe credit: Food.com, http://www.food.com/recipe/charlies-famous-chicken-salad-with-grapes-53508]