Gourmet Cooking from Your Pantry
Having a well-stocked pantry is a way to hedge off inflation. It saves trips to the grocery store and when you’re in a bind, you can come up with delicious meals in minutes. I’ll be testing new gourmet pantry recipes during the coming weeks.
If you have a favorite recipe, I’d love to give it a try as well. The trick is to use primarily pantry items with as few additives as possible. Also, when you’re out of an ingredient requiring refrigeration, are you able substitute something else from the pantry?
Canned Chicken Salad
1 (15 ounce) can chunk chicken, drained and flaked
½ cup mayonnaise (May substitute Greek Yogurt. I like Skotidakis Greek Yogurt Dip with Dill & Cucumber)
2 tablespoons chopped pickles
¼ cup vinegar from pickle jar
2 large apples cored and diced (I like the color of red apples, even though I didn’t have any today.)
1 cup chopped nuts either walnuts, pecans, or pistachios
2 stalks celery, chopped
2/3 cup raisins
Most canned chicken is loaded with salt, so I don’t add any.
Pepper to taste
In a large bowl, mix the ingredient to make a creamy salad dressing. Add the drained chicken, pickle relish, apple, pecans, celery, and raisins. Season with salt and pepper. Chill until serving.
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