Month: May 2014

Panko Crusted Salmon

Panko Crusted Salmon

I like fish, but I can’t say I love fish.  My dad was a fisherman and growing up, I remember many a fish fry.  But, I usually preferred the sides, like the hushpuppies and french fries, instead of the fish.  My grandmother made delicious salmon croquettes, but […]

Garlic Herb Butter

Garlic Herb Butter

Growing fresh herbs always seemed a bit overwhelming to me, sadly I did NOT inherit my mother’s green thumb.  Several years ago, I took the first step by sticking a few basil plants in the ground.  To my amazement, by mid summer the plants were […]

Easy Chicken Salad

Easy Chicken Salad

chicken salad #1I love chicken salad, but most varieties make me think of a fancy luncheon with china and silver and everyone sipping champagne.  Not that there is a single thing wrong with that, but I like to think of this as an any day chicken salad.  You certainly could serve this at one of those fancy affairs, but it is good anytime, especially if you just happen to have leftover chicken from last night’s dinner.  chicken salad #2

A food processor makes preparing this chicken salad super easy, but if your chopping skills are tip-top, you’ll do just fine.

chicken salad #3Zoom on in and take a peek at all those tasty little dried Italian herbs, that’s what really makes this chicken salad yummy! McCormick® makes an Italian Herb Seasoning with an adjustable grinder, you choose how fine or coarse you like your rosemary, parsley, red and black pepper, garlic, onion and salt. chicken salad#4I like to start with a small amount of Mayo, stir just until combined, and add more if needed.  It’s definitely easier to add more than try to subtract.  I’ve always been better at adding!chicken salad #5

I need no special occasion to prepare this easy chicken salad, usually just some leftover chicken is just the ticket.


Cooked Chicken Breast



Salt and Pepper to taste

Dried Italian Seasoning (I use the McCormick® with the adjustable grinder)


  1. Rough chop onion and chicken breast and place in food processor
  2. Pulse until finely ground
  3. Add Italian seasoning (start with 2 teaspoons, and add more to taste)
  4. Salt and Pepper to taste
  5. For each chicken breast, add 1 heaping tablespoon mayonnaise, stir until combined

Add additional mayonnaise to reach desired consistency

If you don’t have a food processor, just chop until fine

*1 chicken breast will yield enough chicken salad for about 3 croissant sandwiches.