It's terrible to say but, sometimes lunchtime is the highlight of my day! After having approximately 80 students come through my computer lab in the morning I'm more than ready for a break. It really helps to have something yummy waiting on me in my lunchbox. Today is one of those days that I can't wait for lunch! Not only will I get to visit with The Lunch Bunch Girls but I have a delicious chicken salad croissant ready to sink my teeth into and fresh pineapple chunks that I got on sale at Publix for $1.99! I love chicken salad and have tried many variations, experimented with ingredients, and used my family members in the test kitchen. This one is our all time favorite. It's sweet, savory, and crunchy!! If I'm making this recipe for a function such as a luncheon or shower I will make a lot more, but when I'm mixing it up for my lunch I don't need more than enough for a couple days so I decrease the ingredients. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do...now I can't wait for 12:15!
Becky's Chicken Salad
2 chicken breasts (bone in, skin on)
1 stalk celery, small chop
2/3 cup Duke's mayonnaise
20-25 seedless red grapes (cut in half)
chopped pecans to your liking
salt/pepper to taste...a little heavy on the pepper
Start by placing chicken breast on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Pop into a 375 degree oven and bake for about 35-40 minutes.