This is one of my husband's favorite lunches. About 5 or so years ago, Jason tried an Arby's chicken salad sandwich for the first time, and he was hooked! Fruit and chicken mixed together for me sounded disgusting. I started making it for him, with chicken, celery, Miracle Whip and grapes. It probably took me two years of making it to actually try it for myself, but it was without Miracle Whip because in my opinion, mayonnaise should not be sweet, my husband begs to differ. Ha Ha. Since trying it I was able to tweak and perfect the recipe, into what is now one of my husband's favorites.
What you will need:
1 Granny Smith Apple
I package of Craisins
1 stalk of Celery
Roughly 1 cup of Mayonnaise (I used Best Foods or Hellmans)
2 Fully Cooked Chicken Breasts (shredded)
or (if you're in a hurry)
2 cans of Chicken (or Chicken of the Sea if you want Tuna Salad)
Chop about a half of a stalk of celery, and throw it into a medium sized bowl. Cut up the apple into thin chunks, small enough to eat in a sandwich, but bigger than the celery. Add your fully cooked chicken, or in my case this time I used canned.. I know, I know. But I didn't have much time to make it, and it's actually quite good, if you splurge for a name brand. I start of with a few scoops of mayonnaise, start stirring and use my own judgement on adding more. You want the salad to be coated but not drowning in mayonnaise. And that's all there is to it. I like to use lettuce and a croissant with my salad, or sometimes just lettuce!
Oh, and this recipe serves quite a few people, probably 3 people could have two sandwiches, but it does last a few days covered in the refrigerator.