Chipotle Chicken Salad
I’m obsessed with mayo right now. Ever since I found out that you can make mayo with an immersion blender, I want to make it every day. In every kind of flavor. So, that’s exactly what I did. And since it’s still 1,000 degrees in our house, I just bought a rotisserie chicken at the store and mixed it with my 30 second mayo and had a meal in less than 10 minutes. The faster I get to eat, the happier I am.
So I just got back from camping. I haven’t camped in probably 7 or 8 years, so I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it or not. I was mostly worried about doing my business in the woods. Toilets are way more comfortable. And relaxing. But that’s besides the point. A big group of us headed up to Glendo Lake in Wyoming to spend our July 4th with friends, tents, and boats. 2 boats to be exact. We brought a pretty Malibu wakeboard boat and a pontoon boat. That’s the first time i’ve ever spelled pontoon. It looks like raccoon. Not really, but kind of. Anywho, as we hauled the boats up north, we got half way there and were welcomed with a sign that said “There is no gas station available for the next 65 miles” AFTER we passed the last exit. How does that make any sense whatsoever? It doesn’t. Especially when you’re getting 4 miles to the gallon. Sooooo we coasted as much as possible. And chewed our fingernails. Just kidding, I don’t do that. I just bite my lips. What a gross habit. I need to break that.
Well, since we made it to the gas station, we ended up making it to our huge camp site with a nice little area to back our boats into. We spent our days on the water; surfing, wakeboarding, paddleboarding, and floating. I did most of the floating. Two of my girlfriends went on the paddleboard and drug me behind them on a pink tube. I really got my exercise in on this trip, obviously. And then we spent our nights around the campfire, eating grilled items, and drinking different beverages. Like apple pie moonshine. Not for me. But I did have a few sips to be a true ‘Merican on the 4th. Ugh, I’m annoyed with myself for saying that.
I loved being around the campfire. As soon as the sun went down, I became instantly freezing cold, unlike anyone else. I’d be in full sweats while some guys still hadn’t even put their shirts back on from being on the lake. I’m a child. But we saw some cool things while we sat around the fire. Like fireworks, that the guys set off on the beach. Slightly frightening. Cool, but still frightening when you know the people who are setting them off. No one’s hands got blown off, so we’re good!! We also saw one of the three dogs find a great stick that he brought over to the campfire and began to chew on for a while. Well, we finally noticed that it wasn’t a stick. It was a deer leg. Still with his little hoof. Poor guy. We threw it away, but it still came back later on. Along with other pieces of his legs. That poor deer. I’m sure it tasted delicious, though.
Next time, I’ll only camp for 2 nights. But for not really liking camping, or even the outdoors, I really loved being on the lake. It’s just the best feeling. I can’t wait for Lake Powell in August. That’s just the best.
On the way back home, I had to eat at Taco John’s. Ew.Print
Chipotle Chicken Salad
- Yield: 2-3 1x
- 1 pound chicken, cooked and diced
- 4 stalks of celery, finely chopped
- 1/4 white onion, finely chopped
For the mayo
- ⅔ cup avocado oil
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon chipotle adobo sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Mix together chopped chicken, celery, and white onion.
- Place all mayo ingredients in a tall container, put immersion blender to the bottom of the container and turn on. Keep immersion blender on until the oil turns to a white color and into mayo. Should take just a little over 30 seconds, if that!
- Mix mayo with chicken, celery and onion.
- Eat up, however you’d like. In lettuce, with a fork. Or a spoon. Anything goes with chicken salad and 30 second mayo.
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