This is the chicken salad recipe that is so delicious that I don't bother making any other anymore. If I have any leftover chicken, this chicken salad will be my lunch the next day! I love it! Easy and light! Enjoy!
A wonderful marinade for chicken. If you don't have Miracle Whip, mayonnaise may be substituted. I usually marinate chicken in the marinade at least 30 minutes before cooking. However, I once took chicken sitting in the marinade to a cook-out, and other people there who had brought their own chicken started dipping their chicken in my left-over marinade to coat, then barbecuing right away without waiting for it to marinate. It was still delicious! I've found I can coat over a dozen chicken pieces with a single recipe of the marinade. These days I make this without the Tbs of salt when making it just for myself, but people's tolerance for low salt varies widely and so I've posted it the way I've found suits most people best. I'd say be guided by your own tastes when it comes to amount of salt used.
A friend of mine made this at last year's 4th of July celebration, and after much begging and groveling, shared this super-easy, fun, and VERY yummy recipe, which you can easily double or triple for a big crowd! The cold left-overs (if any) the next day are FABULOUS! TRY THIS WITH CHICKEN!! Grill 4 Chx breasts 4-5 min ea side, then finish in 350 degree oven in covered pan with butter & olive oil for +/-20 min. OH! MAGNIFICENT (great sandwiches w/tomato, cream cheese, and avocado).
I wrote this to replace my favorite frozen entree that was discontinued by a major company. A solo meal for me, but with a salad or side of vegetables this will serve two for lunch. Cooking the chicken breast coated in the oil/pepper as a separate step will keep the meat moist and tender and also allow the chef to make sure it is done before adding it to the pasta and cheese.