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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Chicken Salad on Basil Rolls

I have a chicken salad fetish right now. Every night when I ask Woody what he wants for dinner, he never knows, so he asks me and every time I say "Chicken Salad!" I seriously adore it. It's so easy, and soooooooo delicious!

We used canned chicken because this is one of our "quick and easy" recipes, and grilling chicken, although sort of "easy," isn't exactly quick. But canned tastes good too, if you get the right stuff.

We ate these on homemade rolls, which were delicious, but you can also put it on bread, a tortilla, or something else. It will probably still taste fantastic.

Chicken Salad on Basil Rolls


I totally failed at paying attention to the background on this....don't mind the yellow boxes. :)


for the rolls(based off of AllRecipes Pillow-Soft Dinner Rolls):
4 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
1/2 c warm water
2 c warm milk
6 Tbs shortening
2 eggs 1/4 c sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
7 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp basil, plus 1 tsp
1-2 Tbs butter

1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, shortening, eggs, sugar, salt, and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour and basil to form a soft dough.
2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes(dough will be sticky). Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
3. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into 24 pieces. Shape each into a roll. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.  Immediately brush with butter, and then sprinkle with basil.

for the chicken salad:
1 can of chicken(or 2.5 cups of chicken, chopped)
1.5 tsp lemon juice
dash of salt
dash of pepper
2 Tbs green onions, chopped
1/8 c celery, chopped
1/4 c mayo (+/- depending on how wet you like yours)

Put all ingredients in a medium bowl, mix until combined.

Cut the roll in half and stuff with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and chicken salad.
Enjoy!

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1 Comments:

At June 28, 2011 at 2:34 PM , Blogger Kim Bee said...

Lovely and home made rolls rock!

 

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