Alternate title: Pantry sandwich.
On a recent snowy, cold day, I stood staring into my pantry, hungry, pondering lunch. It happened to be my 4-year-old's birthday, and he had already eaten a lunch involving raisins, chocolate and candy. So this lunch that I was pondering was for my husband and myself.
Soup, no. Pasta, no. Canned chicken, YES! And I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it. I hadn't made chicken salad in far too long, and suddenly I needed it! I started grabbing ingredients, whatever I saw that would taste good with chicken and mayonnaise.
I threw the following ingredients into my favorite new splatter bowl:
One 12.5-oz. can chunk chicken, drained, pieces broken apart with a fork
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup Craisins
1/4 cup green olives, chopped
I mixed it all together.
And piled it in between two pieces of sourdough bread along with some fresh spinach. It rocked. Next time I will use meat from a Rotisserie chicken instead of from a can. I think that would rock even harder.