Potato Stick Chicken Salad

  What does supper prep look like at your house?  Mine pretty much looks the same every night. 

This is what I see:

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  No matter how hard I try to have supper ready at a decent time, my babies….every blessed one of them….have picked 4:30-5:30 pm as “Fussy Time”.  It doesn’t matter if I have done every lick of supper prep in the AM, or whether I’ve saved it all for 4:00. It doesn’t matter whether they’ve had a big snack or a little snack, no matter what……they cry and cling to my leg.  235

  Thank God they outgrow it soon after the year mark, but MAN, until then….AHHHHHH! I want to pull my hair out.

  Despite the crying urchin clinging to my leg, I was able to make this yummy supper for us last night. 

  My mom made this all the time when we were kids, and I LOVED it! Especially the crunchy potato sticks you get to put on top.  This is such an easy salad to throw together in the morning for a delicious supper on the fly.  We love to serve it with fresh corn on the cob!

POTATO STICK CHICKEN SALAD

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups Cubed Cooked Seasoned Chicken
  • 1 bunch Celery, Finely Diced
  • 10 ounces, weight Package Carrot Shreds (I Take Out 1 Handful As I Feel The Whole Package Is Too Much Otherwise)
  • 6 Tablespoons Sweet Pickle Relish
  • 2 cups Frozen Peas, Thawed
  • Miracle Whip, Just Enough To Moisten
  • Garlic Powder, Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • Dill, To Taste, Optional
  • 7 ounces, weight Container Of French Fried Shoestring Potato Sticks

Mix together all of the listed ingredients except potato sticks, adding just enough Miracle Whip to moisten it to your taste. Refrigerate until serving time, this will keep great overnight as well.

Serve the salad topped with potato sticks in individual bowls.

Summer’s over, and fall foods are just around the corner, so you better make this quick! 

 ~T

Re-photographed 6-25-2013

Potato Stick Chicken Salad

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13 thoughts on “Potato Stick Chicken Salad

  1. Bless your sweet heart! The pictures tell the story for sure. =) This recipe sounds wonderful and I can’t wait to try it. Hope & pray you feel our loving Lord’s warm arms wrapped around you tightly today. MUAH!

  2. Ah! My Gavin was the same way (still kind of is at 2.5 years). That’s the time he wants “uppy” or “Snuggles”! So hard to resist, but dinner has to get made!!! I want to try this…. but my hubby isn’t a big mayo/miracle whip fan. Wonder if sour cream would work?

  3. Oh this sure looks delicious I will be giving it a try !
    Aww poor baby and Mamma… but like everything else someday you will miss this fussy time as well – hang tough for now :))

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  6. Yes, my kids are grown and married but I remember those days well. Always the crabby time before supper and before my husband would get home and then they were all smiley and happy to see him.

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