Thursday, September 1, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

What exactly does that saying mean?

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
The legend tells that years ago every casino in Las Vegas had a three-piece chicken dinner with a potato and a veggie for $1.79. A standard bet back then was $2, hence when you won a bet you had enough for a chicken dinner. !”

Urban Dictionary told me this, so it must be so.

Anyway, you guessed it right, today's recipe calls for chicken. It's chicken salad sandwiches! Now, I'm not one to toot my own horn but these were really really good. I guess if I'm tooting anyone's horn it's Ina Garten's horn (as much as I hate to because I find her totally uptight and snooty). But, she makes good chicken salad!

Chicken Salad

You will need:

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • "Good" Olive Oil (the snootyness ensues)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 3/4 cup "Good" mayonnaise (see what I mean? my hellmans isn't good enough for her)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh Tarragon
  • 1 cup small diced celery (about 2 stalks)
  • 1/4 cup craisins
Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees. Place the chicken on a pan with foil, rub them with olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. roast for 30-40 minutes, or until cooked through. When the chicken is cool cut it into 3/4-inch dice and place in a bowl.

Add the mayo, tarragon, celery, 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, craisins and toss well.

To assemble, spread a little mayo on bread and top with chicken salad, lettuce and tomato. Then top it off with another slice!

This was a little messy but awesome, especially when put on tomato basil bread from Panera! (thanks Liane:)) That salad will be my next post so stay tuned!

Source: adapted from The Barefoot Contessa


  1. Very yummy! I loved the craisins, perfect sweet addition!

  2. Delish!!! I heart chicken salad. :)

  3. This was so good! And the tomato basil bread from panera didn't hurt either :)