After a long two day drive home from Las Vegas, and a week of almost nothing but eating out, I was ready for some good home cooked meals. After running some errands on Saturday I just couldn’t get the idea of chicken salad sandwiches out of my head. And since I knew we had enough chicken at home (I had just ordered a roasted chicken from Costco via Instacart) I ran to the store to pick up the rest of what I needed.
chicken - shredded
mayo or miracle whip
hawaiian sweet rolls
I cut off some of the chicken from the roasted chicken…
Ok wait, can I go off on a tangent for a bit? Let’s talk about the roasted chickens…They are something like $7 from Costco. They are yummy and amazing. Anytime I go to Costco, or order through Instacart, I pick one up. I then use the chicken meat for a meal, say dinner with a veggie. Then I use the leftovers for something else, say chicken salad AND chicken noodle soup. After I have ripped that roasted chicken to shreds, I toss all the bones, an onion, a half head of garlic, left over celery and carrots, a bay leaf and a splash of apple cider vinegar, into my crock pot. I fill the rest of it up with water and let it cook on low for 24 hours. 25 hours later, I strain it into a bowl, fill the crock pot up with water again and let it cook for another 24 hours. With the first bowl of broth, I pour it into mason jars leaving about an inch from the top free for expansion and I put them in the freezer. The next day, I do the same thing, but I put two jars in the fridge because I usually use them quickly. That means for about $7, I get about two dinners, about two lunches and broth for at least 5-6 other meals. Possibly the best $7 ever spent really. The benefits of bone broth are amazing. In the winter, I even heat up a cup at night and drink it before I go to bed like tea. You can read more about it here too.
Ok, but back to my sliders…
I cut off a chunk of chicken and shredded it in a bowl using two forks to pull the chicken apart. Then I cut up about a cup worth of red grape, I cut them into quarters. When that was all done, I added just a little miracle whip and mixed it all together.
After I cut all my hawaiian rolls in half, filled them with chicken salad and they were done. It was the best and quickest lunch I had made in a while.