Apple Chicken Salad

Forget the pumpkin spice - apples are what fall is made of!


Chicken salad is my all-time favorite recipe to make ahead of the week for grab-and-go lunches or a yummy dinner.


The mayo here is a gem of a recipe in and of itself. If making your own mayo scares you, I promise you it isn't that hard! All you need is a hand immersion blender like this one to make the most flavorful, thickest and creamiest mayo you've ever tried.

Try this chicken salad out and let me know how you like it!



Apple Chicken Salad

Ingredients

2 chicken breasts, cooked and diced

1 recipe homemade mayo *recipe below (or about 1 cup of store-bought mayo)

2-3 apples, diced

2 ribs celery, diced

1/8 cup red onion, diced

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Salt and pepper to taste


Directions

1) Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Toss together and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

2) Enjoy on its own, over a bed of greens, or on top of a rice cake to add more crunch.

Homemade Mayo Ingredients

2/3 cup avocado oil

1 egg yolk

2 Tbsp vinegar

1 tsp mustard

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt


Directions

1) Add all ingredients into a large jar or any tall and narrow cup/container.

2) With an immersion blender, insert the blender into the jar and blend while slowly mixing and raising the blender towards the top. Blend until mayo is thick and all oil is blended through.