Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Manly Chicken Salad

Does your husband stick his nose up at traditional chicken salad?  Mine does.  He is never thrilled when I hand him a "girly" style wrap or sandwich that has the classic chicken, eggs, mayo, and celery.  He hates it even worse when I put the "frills" in there like grapes and cut up pieces of apple like you're served in gourmet restaurants or at wedding/baby showers.  So finally I came up with a "manly" chicken salad that I can be proud to serve him and that he is more than willing to eat.  

That's right ladies, no girly man chicken salads around here anymore!  That's right, Hans and Franz have to "pump you up" with this masculine meal now. 

So serve up this "manly" chicken dish for the men in your life.  And tell them they can thank me when their taste buds go wild with delight!  Enjoy this one!  I know we all did, both girls and guys in my house!  :-)

Manly Chicken Salad
(Serves 6)

2 cups of diced pre-cooked chicken (I used leftover barbecue chicken from our grill so it was really good!)
1/2 cup of mayonnaise (I used fat-free)
1/4 cup of bacon bits
1 Tbsp. ranch dressing
1 tsp. A-1 or other steak sauce
1 tsp of ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup of diced green onions
3/4 cup of shredded cheddar (or other variety) cheese  (I used a reduced fat kind)

Mix the pre-cooked chicken with the bacon bits, mayonnaise, ranch dressing, steak sauce and ground cumin.  Add salt and pepper if desired.  Stir well until all blended.  Now add in the green onions and shredded cheese.  Mix together.  Spread on sandwich bread, rolls or tortillas (whatever your choice of bread may be). 

We served ours my delicious homemade yogurt wheat bread.  Here's what it looked like before we bit into it. 

So yummy! 

Do you have a "girly" style recipe that you made more "manly" to please your husband or the men in your life?  Share the details!


  1. Anytime I sprinkle parsley on the food, my husband says it's too froo-froo...LOL!

  2. This sounds great! I'll have to try it!

  3. Just finished having this on a "sandwich thin." Excellent, as usual! Thanks!