I enjoy experimenting, and once in a while, something actually comes out edible. This time I made Chicken, Walnut, Raisin Salad. I'm just too lazy to go out and buy Honey, Pecan Chicken Salad, so I used what I had on hand.
*1 Chicken Breast, grilled on my George Foreman until done but still tender, and then diced.
*2 large stalks of celery, finely diced. (The high salt content of celery means those of us who are sodium conscious, won't need to add any additional salt.)
*1 cup (2 of the small boxes) of dried raisins that have been rehydrated with water in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours. (This is the sweetness that makes adding anything else, such as honey, pointless, and gives it a unique flavor - the true heart of the recipe!)
*1/2 cup diced onion.
*2 cloves (or 2 tsp.) diced garlic.
*2 cups diced (not shredded) lettuce.
*1/2-3/4 Cup (depending on how wet you like your chicken salad) Miracle Whip (or Mayonnaise).
*1-1/2 tbls. mustard (the kind from the yellow btl.)
*1/4 Cup crushed walnuts (mine where the bottom of the bag, so I even threw in the crumbs.)
Mix everything together in one bowl, including a little of the raisin water. It's really just deconstructed H.P.C. Salad: Walnuts in place of Pecans, Reconstituted Raisins in place of Grapes, and the raisin water in place of Honey.
Next time I think I might even try adding shredded coconut or slivered almonds.
Never trust a skinny chef!