Sunday we had a wonderful crazy day of celebrating 5 family birthdays with a family get together at the lake. The only thing wrong with the day was that my husband is travelling for a couple of weeks so he couldn’t be with us. The kids had fun swimming. I thought they were nuts given how cold the water was! But hey, they had a blast so who am I to argue. It took them a long time to actually get in though.
We planned a potluck and I wanted a light dish without mayo as it was going to be warm. I came across an idea to use slices of apple instead of using crackers with chicken salad. The chicken salad they had was mayo based so I used my own but I loved the serving idea of fruit.
I marinated chicken breast in olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper then grilled the chicken.
Let the chicken completely cool. Chop up the chicken into small pieces and toss with olive oil and lemon juice.
Finely chop a shallot and add a few teaspoons of fresh thyme.
I got all excited when I saw the co-op was selling individual celery stalks. I only need two so it was perfect! Thinly slice the celery and mix in with the chicken and then season with salt and pepper. I made this the day before which allowed the flavours to meld together. Slice the apples and top with the salad and then add a nut of your choice.
Easy, delicious, and fun! And perfect for a picnic. 🙂