Orange Mayo Chicken Salad
This is a recipe that I found in the Boston Globe magazine.
Then I changed it around a little.
4 to 5 cups of shredded cooked chicken because that’s how much I had leftover.
1/2 cup mayonnaise.
3 tablespoons orange juice
Zest of one entire orange
2 tablespoons honey
3 diced scallions
4 stalks of diced celery
12 chopped plump apricots. If they aren’t plump, soak then in hot water for twenty minutes.
Dry well , then cutup
3 tablespoons diced parsley
3 handfuls of baby spinach
3 handfuls baby arugula
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 to 1 diced, seeded jalapeno.
The amount of pepper depends on how hot you like it.
Add a small amount at a time. You can always add more.
Mix the mayo, orange juice, orange rind and honey in a large bowl
Add the chicken to the dressing and mix well.
Add the celery, walnuts, pepper ,apricots, scallions and parsley and mix well
Add the spinach and arugula.
This is a nice change from the regular chicken salad and great for leftover turkey.
I would add the orange segments the next time I make this just because I don’t want the orange to go to waste
Serve with grapes and toasted Italian bread