Mission Statement

Culinary Adventures in a College Kitchen

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ridiculously Easy Chicken Salad

So, this hasn't had a new post in a week.  I'd like to have some really cool explanation like I was absconding with the Avengers or aliens invaded, but the truth is that I'm back with my parents for a bit after graduation and I left my camera at my apartment.

Oh, and I also was in Virginia for half of last week.

Both of those in tandem are why all you voracious Tip Top Shape readers (the...let me count...three of you...or perhaps four) have been left high and dry this past week.  I'm back with a vengeance, though, and this site will return to its regularly scheduled programming.  

I actually missed blogging while I was in Virginia.  There's something nice about the routine of waking up, editing the post and immersing yourself in the genius of all those other blogs.  I even missed drafting the posts, something that I oftentimes find daunting when I'm planning what to post for the week.  My brother's girlfriend's sister (now isn't that a mouthful?) used to be a serious blogger, and my fingers itched after talking with her about blogging and food photography.

So, it's good to be back.

Today's recipe is so ridiculously easy that I almost didn't post it.  I'm not a big fan of semi-homemade meals, but sometimes any given night does not allow hours in front of the stove, or even twenty minutes.  This meal is for those evenings when you don't have time to cook but want to avoid the fast food trap or frozen meal quick sands.  It's nutritious, fresh and the leftovers can be used in a variety of ways.

Without further adieu, I bring you this ridiculously easy chicken salad.

Ridiculously Easy Chicken Salad


Rotisserie Chicken, pre-cooked (2 cups)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1-2 tbsp lemon juice
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/2 cup almonds slivers
1/4 tsp pepper


Remove meat from the chicken and chop into bite-sized pieces.  Set aside with the almonds and celery. In a separate bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, lemon juice and pepper.  Add the chicken, celery and almonds.

Eat any way that you like.  My recommendations are: mixed with salad greens, on a bun or in a wrap.


  1. Great recipe! I will definitely have to try it.

    I love the blog, going to subscribe now! If you want, please subscribe to mine.


  2. Hey girl!! Glad you haven't abandoned us! :)And hey, sometimes you do need an easy peasy recipe to pull out on a busy night. :)

    Ps. if you are ever out with the Avengers, give me a call... I want to meet them all! ;)

    1. The updates may be a bit slower, but I definitely haven't abandoned you all! And if I go out with the Avengers, you will be the first person I call! lol

  3. I am a huge fan of simple recipes like this one! So glad you shared it :)