When I was little, mom used to make this chicken salad with rotisserie chicken, juicy sliced grapes and slivered almonds. It was the only chicken salad I ever knew and since I moved away I’ve had many a craving.
Only recently, did I discover that this chicken salad mom made has a name! Sonoma chicken salad. I live in Sonoma! It’s meant to be.
Okay so I think “real” Sonoma chicken salad uses walnuts instead of almonds and probably has a plethora of other ingredients. I prefer to keep things simple with a little real mayo, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper. Six ingredients…that’s it!
My view on chicken salad is the simpler, the better. Amen.
It’s great on sandwiches, of course, but I love a big scoop of it alongside tortilla chips with more grapes on the side.
Tortilla chips > bread
You can either make this salad with one of those rotisserie chickens they sell at the grocery store (awesome time saver!) or….roast your own chicken!
….and I’ll bet y’all know what coming up next on this ol’ blog.
Sonoma Chicken Salad
2 cups chopped or pulled roast chicken, mix of light and dark meat
1/2 cup mayonnaise (or to taste)
1 cup sliced red grapes
1/3 cup slivered almonds
1/4th tsp salt
pinch of black pepper
Mix all ingredients. Spread on bread. Dig in!