Sometimes, I get so tired of the same old foods I eat for lunch. As much as I love my homemade soups, sometime I just need a little more substance, which is why I was so glad when I came up with this recipe. Typically, traditional chicken salad isn't my thing. Really, the flavor isn't that exciting. However, I usually have some Gorgonzola crumbles (for salads) on hand, as well as Texas Pete hot sauce. With my very busy schedule, our family will often pick up a rotisserie chicken from the local grocery store and will usually have leftover chicken. I will usually save this chicken for use in some of my meals, such as Chicken and Broccoli Braid or Chicken Quesadillas. However, this recipe is a great alternative.
2 cups cooked chicken
1 stalk celery, diced small
2 Tablespoons Texas Pete (or your favorite hot sauce)
1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
salt and pepper (to taste)
First, break up the chicken either by hand, shredding it with two forks, or chopping it. Add chicken to a bowl. Add the remainder of the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Taste. Add more salt and pepper, if needed. Serve on toasted bread and enjoy! Pretty easy, right?? The Gorgonzola really makes this recipe! Feel free to substitute crumbled blue cheese instead. If you REALLY just hate stinky cheese, you could, of course, add some other types of crumbles. I, however, prefer the stinky cheese. Absolutely delicious!