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Fridge Fest Chicken Salad

Do you ever have one of those days when you open up the fridge and attempt to make a salad with everything that is in it?  

I had one of those days.  

The first thing I spotted was the jalapeno and pesto, leftover from Kitchen Psycho’s  Breakfast Tacos with Spinach Pepita Pesto I had made earlier this week .  

There was also some fresh mozzarella left from my Lasagna Burger last week.  

Now, I normally use mayo instead of Miracle Whip, but my S.O. LOVES the stuff!  And of course, it was in the fridge, so I used it.  

With the quick addition of some fresh cucumber and tomato, I ended up with a chicken salad that turned out pretty darned tasty!

Fridge Fest Chicken Salad
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Tasty chicken salad can be made with ingredients found in the fridge, including pesto, cucumber, fresh mozzarella, and Miracle Whip.
Recipe type: Salads
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-5
  • ½ cup prepared pesto
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 4 cups chicken, shredded into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ small red onion, diced
  • ¼ cucumber, seeded, thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 hard boiled egg, chopped
  • 1 medium ball fresh mozzarella, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. For the dressing, combine pesto and Miracle Whip in a small bowl. Set aside. In a large bowl, place chicken, onion, cucumber, tomato, jalapeno, egg and cheese. Stir to combine. Pour dressing over chicken mixture and combine well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for a few hours to allow the flavors to blend.
  2. Serves 4-5
Recipe by Jazzy Gourmet Cooking Studio at http://jazzygourmetblog.com
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