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This 3 ingredient Chicken Salad is perfect in a sandwich or as a cracker topping for busy families. Grab all the ingredients for the salad during your next shopping trip to Walmart.
After a long 9+ months of waiting, Aldo and I were blessed with a perfect, healthy, squishy-faced little baby boy named Elliot! The last few weeks have been a big blur for us, in a good way. We are all very happy – at least Aldo and I are – I can’t speak for the little bugger but I am assuming he is happy too, considering he is eating non-stop and sleeping a ton. We feel very lucky.
I also feel lucky that Aldo was able to take off 3 weeks from work to be home during this special time – unfortunately that is not typical at all for new fathers. Yesterday was his first day back at work, and my first day home alone with Elliot. Taking care of a baby is a lot more tiring when you are home alone! But everything went well, and we all have somewhat of a routine by now. Let’s hope I didn’t just jinx everything. ;p
Aldo and I typically pack our lunches for work and eat homemade food for dinner, so as part of getting back into a routine we wanted to continue doing that. We’re starting with recipes that are easy to make, and are filling and energizing. Before Aldo’s first day back at work, I made this chicken salad for Aldo to pack for lunch as a sandwich, and for me to eat at home in between taking care of Elliot. The chicken salad takes less than 5 minutes to make and contains just 3 main ingredients.
This chicken salad would be absolutely perfect for busy families during the back to school season. It is a great lunch for both kids and adults, and can be served as a quick weeknight dinner as well. It is also a great after-school snack for everyone in between sports and other activities.
The trick to this flavorful chicken salad is adding salsa and mayo to cooked, ready to eat Swanson® Premium Chicken. That’s it! The Pace® salsa adds a kick of genuine Southwest flavor. I love using salsa in actual recipes instead of just as a dip for tortilla chips. The mayo adds a bit of creaminess to the chicken salad. If you want, you can also add a bit of parsley and freshly ground black pepper to the salad, but it is really good even without that!
The Swanson® Premium Chicken is perfect for a quick meal because it is heart healthy, low fat, and makes for a filling, protein-rich meal. This is just what we need during this busy time when the whole day goes by in a blur. For Aldo’s lunch I pack a can of V8 + Energy®: it contains a serving of fruits and veggies and provides some natural energy from green tea. I myself have the V8 Splash® to get some extra vitamins in me – I would love some of that green tea energy, but I trying to avoid caffeine so I can fit in a nap while Elliot naps.
All the ingredients for this 3 ingredient Chicken Salad can be found in Walmart. And don’t forget to swing by the juice aisle to grab the V8+ Energy® and V8 Splash®!