The following is a guest post from Phoebe of Getting Freedom:
Something quite interesting has taken place in our household since we started to really watch our grocery spending. We went from eating red meat almost every single meal, to enjoying meatless meals and poultry more often. I used to be a boneless skinless chicken breast snob, but there was no way that was going to continue to fit into our tight budget, so I’ve had to overcome my fear of bone-in chicken and enjoy it for all of it’s uses.
After barbecuing our dinner one evening, we were looking for things to add onto the grill so that we didn’t waste the precious charcoal. I had a whole chicken in the fridge for later in the week, so we decided to lightly season it and cook it up. Out came the best chicken we’ve ever eaten! It had a smoky flavor that really added an additional pop to our favorite chicken salad!
Smoked Chicken Salad
2 cups cooked chicken; diced
1/3 cup mayonnaise
¼-½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup sliced almonds
handful grapes; halved
Pepper to taste
Combine all the ingredients. For the best flavor, refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. When we eat Smoked Chicken Salad as a lunch, the kids like to eat it served on crackers with some fruit on the side. However, it also makes a delicious light dinner when served on Foccacia.
Phoebe and her husband started their debt freedom journey in 2008. Along the way they’ve found that not only are they living the unconventional life, but loving it! She shares her joys of gardening, canning, cooking from scratch, and crafting on her blog, Getting Freedom. You can connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.
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