Shredded chicken tossed in a homemade mayo & honey mustard spread with crunchy celery and sweet Craisins thrown in the mix!
Chicken salad has always been my thing. I would take chicken salad over tuna or egg salad any day of the year. When we were just dating (and the calories didn't seem to count) Paul and I had many a date ordering sandwiches at Wawa - a popular convenience store in Eastern PA. Well I think they started as a convenience store, and quickly grew into a full service deli and sandwich shop when we were in high school. Amazing coffee, Philly soft pretzels fresh everyday, hot soups, Tastykakes, Amoroso rolls - basically Philadelphia in a store... minus the cheesesteaks. Really though, if you don't know what a Wawa is I'm very, very sorry. :)
Anyway, Paul would always order a roast beef sandwich on rustic bread with Woebler's horseradish sauce, and I would always order a chicken salad shorti sandwich. Their chicken salad was so simple, and so SO good! It's amazing how I can remember these details, but forget what I made for dinner last night. I'm getting old.
This Honey Dijon Chicken Salad is not the Wawa chicken salad I remember. But of the homemade chicken salads I've had, it is absolutely my favorite to date. I made this for my sister's baby shower on mini croissants and everyone raved about them. You will not be sorry with this chicken salad - I'm telling you!
Honey Dijon Chicken Salad
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken*
1 celery stalk, diced fine
2 green onions, sliced
1 cup mayo
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 - 3/4 cup dried cranberries (Craisins)
*I shred the cooked chicken breasts in my stand mixer, works perfectly every time!
Combine all ingredients in a plastic container, making sure the ingredients are well incorporated. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour, overnight if possible. Serve cold on some crusty rolls or croissants.