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SMOKE BREAK: Beards on a budget

Basic Chicken Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 servings


½ cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon lemon juice

¼ teaspoon black pepper

2 cups cooked chicken meat, chopped

½ cup blanched, slivered almonds

1 stalk celery, chopped


Using a frying pan, toast the almonds over medium-high heat, shaking frequently. They burn easily, so watch closely.

In a medium bowl, mix together mayo, lemon juice and pepper. Toss with the chicken, almonds, and celery.

Old-Fashioned Chicken Salad Recipe

4 cups cooked chicken, chopped

1 cup chopped celery

2 hard-cooked eggs, peeled and chopped

1/4 cup chopped onion

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Beard-BQ Rub of your choice, to taste

3/4 cup mayonnaise

Salt to taste


In a mixing bowl toss together the first six ingredients and half the mayonnaise. Cover and chill for two hours.

Before serving, mix in the remaining mayo and sprinkle with Beard-BQ rub.

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