Birthday Leftover Chicken Spread

Birthday Leftover Chicken Spread | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Trader Joe’s saves the day yet again. I can’t tell you how many times something they carry in their store, leads to simplifying my life. On Brenna’s birthday last week, I was in absolutely no mood to cook, yet I had promised the little brat┬ásome chicken, and there was no way I was going to face the wrath of Brenna without her special birthday treat. So I went out of my way after work to pick her up some Trader Joe’s Just Chicken,┬ábecause I don’t have to feel guilty giving it to her, or worry about her getting sick from it. I’m never quite sure what spices are in store-bought rotisserie chicken, and freak out about the possibility of her getting sick. Anyway, the little girl can only eat so much chicken, which meant that 7/8 of the package, was going to go to waste. Instead of watching it get gobbled up by the disposal, with Brenna watching on in complete horror, I decided to make chicken salad instead. She still watched B.O.B. Bob and I in complete horror, but it was only because we were gobbling down her birthday chicken between two slices of freshly baked bread. She may never forgive us.

Birthday Leftover Chicken Spread | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Diced White Meat Chicken
  • 15 Small Pimento Stuffed Olives
  • 1/3 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Teaspoon Curry Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Birthday Leftover Chicken Spread | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Directions:

  1. Toss everything into a food processor, and process until smooth.

Birthday Leftover Chicken Spread | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Suggestions:

  • Serve with crackers.
  • Garnish with additional chopped green olives.
  • Use store-bought rotisserie chicken for this recipe.

Birthday Leftover Chicken Spread | Faith, Hope, Love, and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice

Improvements:

  • Stir in chopped scallions before serving.
  • If you prefer a chunky chicken salad, puree everything but the chicken together, and then fold the chicken into the dressing.
  • Experiment with using different types of curry powder, or try making your own.



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