Minus Mayonnaise Chicken Salad

After stewing a chicken in butter, I had a thigh, a breast, and a drumstick left over. For lunch the next day, I made chicken salad—only problem: no mayonnaise. Frankly, I’m not a huge mayonnaise fan, and my ____ salads (tuna, ham, chicken, turkey, etc.) trend towards easy on the mayo. Still, ____ salad needs a creamy, sweet edge. I did my best with a limited pantry, and I think the resulting chicken salad, minus mayo, turned out exceptionally well. Whether you want a respite from goopy, gloppy salads or have mustard no mayo, this recipe does the trick.

Minus Mayonnaise Chicken Salad

1 chicken breast, thigh, and drumstick, cooked, meat removed from bones and roughly chopped

2 tbsp whole grain mustard

2 tbsp spicy brown mustard

1 tsp brown sugar

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp cumin

1/8 tsp cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Mix thoroughly. Serve on wheat toast.

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