Hey y'all! I'm about to share with you the most fabulous chicken salad that I've ever put in my mouth. I'm not much a chicken salad fan....there is always too much mayo for my liking. And I don't like chicken salad with nuts or grapes in it. Eww! My MIL made this chicken salad a few years ago for a shower & I just couldn't stop eating it. I have no clue where the original recipe came from. My mother in law assured me it wasn't hers. I wish I could take ALL the credit for it. I made a few changes to it for my taste, so I guess it's my recipe now! Go make it & try not to eat it all in one sitting!
Not Your Momma's Chicken Salad
5 garlic cloves, minced
2 skinless chicken breasts, roasted & diced***
1/2 cup & 2 TBL mayonnaise
1/4 cup celery, chopped fine
1/2 TBL green onion, chopped fine
3-5 TBL basil leaves, chopped
Juice of one large lemon
salt & pepper to taste
**For the chicken breast-you can by a rotisserie chicken at the store & use it. You can roast your own or you can cook the chicken breasts in the crock pot (which is what I did). Crock pot chicken is too easy---add chicken breast with 2 cups of chicken broth, salt, pepper, garlic powder to crock pot & let it cook for 4 hours on HIGH or 6-8 hours on LOW.
In a bowl, combine mayo, lemon juice, celery & green onion. In a separate bowl, take chicken from crockpot & shred (or take your diced chicken) & gently fold in the basil. Pour mayo mixture on top of chicken & basil & gently combine. Add salt & pepper to taste.