Why must I always be inserting something up the chicken's backside?
Anyway, there's always leftover chicken. In fact, this week I realized that we got 3 meals off of one chicken. Then I figured out how much money we'd spent all week on groceries and it was around $1.35 per person per meal. How crazy is that? Of course, one of those meals was meatless, but still. Part of the reason I could get so many meals out of one chicken is because I buy Pilgrim's whole chickens. Their chickens are big - like 6 - 7 pounds each. Plus, they're all natural and the grocery store here usually has them on sale for 99 cents a pound.
So, one of the ways we ate leftover chicken this week was in the form of chicken salad. Mine is pretty simple. Chicken, onions, celery and apple. I also like to add pecans or English walnuts if I have them on hand. I sometimes substitute part of the mayo with cream cheese and a little fresh garlic. It's especially good with smoked chicken.
It's better if you make it a few hours in advance and even better the next day. I like to eat it with fresh fruit and a little avocado. Mmmm.