Homemade Chicken Salad

There are many ways to make chicken salad.  Tonight it was very humid and warm outside so I decided to use leftover chicken and make a plain chicken salad.  Picked a few of our homegrown Romaine lettuce leaves and some fresh rolls and dinner was done!!  I grow lettuce in planters all around the house.  Tonight I harvested some from the cute little deer planter by our side door.  Everyone does this don’t they???


I used my small chopper to make a finer “less chunky” chicken salad. 

2 bone in chicken breasts, with the meat taken off and chopped

2 Tablespoons salad dressing/1 Tablespoon Mayonnaise

salt/pepper/garlic powder to taste

Optionals are unlimited for a fancier salad.  I have used raisins, craisins, walnuts, grapes, celery, onion, pecans, sunflower seeds etc.  You see you can add just about anything to this and it’s a fabulous lunch, dinner, snack, appetizer.

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4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

That’s correct—4 INGREDIENTS!!  1 cup peanut butter / 1 cup sugar / 1 egg / 1/2 cup chocolate chips


Typical scene…my daughter runs in from school and says “mom, I forgot for the National Elementary Honor Society talent show tomorrow I need to make peanut butter cookies for the bake sale”.  So let’s see, we have voice lessons, hockey, barn chores, dinner, homework and somewhere we have to fit in making cookies now.  Plus I was out of eggs but luckily there were 3 in the coop!!

This is from a link I shared a while back called 33 Genius Three Ingredient Recipes ( http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/genius-three-ingredient-recipes )

We added chocolate chips so it was 4 ingredients.  We also doubled the recipe. I was very skeptical as I make a mean peanut butter cookie but use many more ingredients, take more time and use a few more dishes.  This recipe was genius for me tonight!!!  Mine are not gluten free and BONUS…these are!!

The recipe is under the link above.  Great recipe, easy, hassle free, fast and mighty darn tasty!!!

I rolled the cookies into “walnut” size balls and my daughter pressed them for the criss cross.  This made 59 cookies total.  We baked them for exactly 12 minutes each.