|the summer does bring the chance for the kiddos to swim. my mother in law sent me this great picture last week of sam enjoying the pool in her back yard.|
I did use one really huge shortcut for this -- a store bought rotisserie chicken. They can really be your best friend in the summer. They are usually pretty flavorful, moist, and just plain ol' tasty. They're also really affordable. It's a good trick to remember if you need some chicken and don't want to have the oven on for the hour or longer it takes to roast your own. Sometimes you can get flavored rotisserie chickens, like lemon pepper or garlic, and those are quite delicious in this salad, too.
|summer on a plate. isn't it pretty|
Rotisserie Chicken Salad
1 whole rotisserie chicken
4 green onions, thinly sliced
3 Tbsp chopped pimientos
1/3 cup chopped, toasted pecans
1/2 cup raisins
1 Tbsp sweet pickle relish
1 Tbsp chopped fresh or 1 tsp dried tarragon leaves
2 Tbsp chopped fresh or 2 tsp dried parsley
2 tsp hot sauce (I used chipotle hot sauce)
3/4 cup mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste
Remove the chicken meat from the bones, shred the meat coarsely, and put into a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place in a covered container and chill for at least 2 hours before serving to chill completely and allow the flavors to combine.