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poultry essentials: easy peasy chicken salad

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

This is not your regular chicken salad with all the usual suspects, this one is primarily chicken, and a few items to bring it together. The hot sauce, and the Dijon mustard give it just enough of a kick to place it on the savory side of the fence, and if you have the chicken cooked, it can be ready to eat in 10 quick minutes. Now, can you add celery, onions and all those other "chicken salad" ingredients... of course you can. But, I'm currently in a minimalist phase, and sometimes less is more. So, you ready… let’s get into the kitchen.

yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For poultry essentials: easy peasy chicken salad

  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 1 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil
  • 1 md
    chicken breast, boneless, skinless, about 10 ounces
  • 2 tsp
    lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 3 Tbsp
    mayonnaise, plain variety
  • 1 tsp
    brown mustard, i prefer grey poupon
  • 1/4 tsp
    hot sauce, or to taste, i prefer frank’s
  • salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • white pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • dried cherries for garnish (optional)

How To Make poultry essentials: easy peasy chicken salad

  • 1
  • 2
    Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  • 3
    Cut the chicken breast into bitesize pieces, and sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper.
  • 4
    Add the butter and oil to a sauté pan, over medium heat.
  • 5
    When the butter has melted, give the pan a swirl, and add the chicken.
  • 6
    Slowly cook until the pink is gone from the chicken, and the juices run clear, about 6 – 8 minutes
  • 7
    Remove from pan, and reserve on paper towels.
  • 8
    Add the lemon juice, mayonnaise, mustard, and hot sauce to a bowl, and thoroughly mix. Add the chicken, and toss to combine.
  • 9
    Chef’s Note: Do a final tasting for proper seasoning.
  • 10
    Chef’s Tip: The chicken salad will last 2 days, if covered and refrigerated.
  • 11
  • 12
    Serve on a bed of lettuce, or make a yummy sandwich. Enjoy.
  • 13
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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