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What To Do With Too Much of a Good Thing: Chicken Leftovers

I have a very bad habit of making too much of just about everything. The other day I made BBQ Beer Can Chicken for my husband’s birthday. Definitely a good meal, but like usual I made way too big of a chicken.

Word to the wise: you do not need an 8 pound chicken for two adults and two kids. But this way I have plenty of leftovers to make some really yummy leftover chicken dishes. First and foremost you need to make sure you cook your chicken right. Dried out and flavorless chicken usually can’t be saved no matter what you add to it.  Sorry :(

Basic Chicken Salad

So here are the ingredients you are going to need:

  • 8-12 ounces or about 2 cups cooked chicken cubed or shredded
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion – or ½ tablespoon dried minced onion (rehydrated)
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 1 large egg hard boiled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dill relish or about 1 spear chopped
  • 1/3 to ½ cup mayonnaise (duke’s is the best)

There are other ingredients to use for seasoning like Salt, Pepper, & whatever other spices you like all to taste
I like dill, tarragon, rosemary, garlic powder, mustard powder & thyme is this myself.  Your call, Your dinner.

The Directions

Really not a hard thing to make.  Combine chicken, onion, celery, egg, and pickle in a bowl.   Add mayo to your liking. Add seasonings, taste it, add more. Serve as sandwiches or with a salad or anyway you want.



Fri, June 25 2010 » Cooking, Recipes