For me, I usually grab a lunch on the go. Sandwiches were invented as a meal on the go. No accident that fast food is mostly sandwiches. Chicken salad is terrific to have around the house. You can make it ahead of time, usually while you multi-task another meal (or while you are baking some Sodom and Gomorrah Sesame Seed Buns).
Mine is filled with extras that add an extra crunch for texture (Pickles), snap of sour (Granny Smith Apples), pop of sweet (Grapes), the heartiness of a sweet Onion and the beauty and flavor of some fresh Cilantro.... And with a moderate amount of Big Easy In a Jar (my Cajun spice mix(feel free to use a store bought brand)), you have something special
Perfect to have around the fridge to make a quick sandwich. But with a little imagination you can make a presentation piece out of the meal (or wrap in plastic wrap for a fun picnic meal)...
The meat from half a rotisserie Chicken, diced (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup diced sweet Onion
1/2 cup diced Sweet Gherkin Pickle
1/2 cup diced Granny Smith Apple
1/2 cup seedless Red Grapes, quartered
1/4 cup real Mayonnaise
2 tsp minced fresh Cilantro
2 tsp Big Easy In a Jar (my Cajun spice mix(feel free to use a store bought brand))
Mix well and serve.
Certainly one of my "Top Five" lunches!