Sometimes you just want a sandwich. I woke up Sunday instinctively knowing that nothing was going to taste as good as a sandwich. I also knew that a grilled cheese wasn’t going to cut it (although sometimes this hits the spot!). I wanted something a little unique with the feel of homemade. My first thought was chicken salad, which I usually make with grapes. However, grapes were so expensive at my grocery store this week. Right next to those grapes were some sweet cherries – on sale. A quick change of plans. What goes with cherries…almonds. Now I was getting excited.
After putting everything together and making my sandwich, I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Each bite had a bit of sweet cherry, crunchy celery, and moist chicken. I am now a happy camper – with leftovers for lunch on Monday! Make this Cherry Almond Chicken Salad while cherries are still sweet. You won’t regret it!
Cherry Almond Chicken Salad
1 lb Chicken breast, skinless and boneless
1/2 Cup Celery, sliced thin
1/4 Cup Onion, diced
3/4 Cup Fresh sweet cherries, quartered
1/4 Cup Almonds, slivered
4 Tbsp Mayonaise
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- Poach chicken for 15-20 minutes, depending on size of chicken. Remove chicken and cool in refrigerator.
- Dice chicken into small pieces.
- Add all remaining ingredients to chicken, mixing well.
- Taste for seasoning. Chill until ready to serve.