My eyes immediate fell on this recipe - No Reason Needed's Chicka-Chicka Salad - because my boys loved that book when they were small.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is written by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault and illustrated by Lois Ehlert. It's a sweet, colorful alphabet book full of rhymes that makes kids giggle.
"Whee!" said D to E F G, "I'll beat you to the top of the coconut tree."
I digress. This is about the recipe and the food...but I thought I should explain why I picked the recipe that I did, especially in light of the fact that her review of the recipe was tepid.
I whipped this up as a quick mid-week lunch and served it on crackers. We really liked it. Her recipe used only cranberries, celery, and mayo; I subbed fennel for the celery and then added in some other flavors to make it a little bit more exciting. This is a super easy, but super tasty chicken salad.
Boiled or roasted chicken, chopped
stone ground mustard
splash of olive oil
That's it. Play with the proportions - if it's too liquidy, add more chicken; if it's too dry, add more mayo or olive oil.