There is a spider in my house! Where is my brother when I need him?! My wife has this crazy idea since I am the man of the house I am also the chief exterminator and crusader against of all things creepy. But that isn’t what I had planned growing up. I remember once seeing a garden spider sitting in my parent’s raspberry bush, I quickly informed my older brother about the marauding invader and dispatched him to mow down the entire raspberry bush in my defense. He did so without hesitation, and to my parent’s credit they never once questioned where their raspberry bush went.
For me, stories like this conjure fond memories of summers gone by.
Playing football in the yard with my brother, late night games of Ghost in the Graveyard, racing bikes around the neighborhood… Great memories can be made any time of year, but there is just something special about the summer.
Can you believe a full month of summer is in the bag already?! It goes too fast, doesn’t it? Have you gotten a chance to get outside and grill up some food, and more importantly make some memories with your family? I grilled up some exceptionally flavorful chicken on my charcoal grill the other day and now I am left with the great conundrum of what to do with the leftovers… Enter stage left, grilled chipotle chicken salad with lime and cilantro!
Seriously, the smoky grilled goodness of chicken off the Weber and the distinctive deep flavor of chipotle peppers married together by mayo and a myriad of crunchy vegetables… it is everything that is good about summer smashed between a bun!
Some people chop the chicken for their chicken salad, while personally, I like it shredded. I’ve seen a fascinating social media video of someone shredding a large batch of chicken with a hand mixer. I think that sounds like an ingenious idea. If anyone has tried it, please let me know if it works!
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Grilled Chipotle Chicken Salad with Lime and Cilantro
- 4 cups Shredded Grilled or Rotisserie Chicken
- 1 Celery Stalk diced
- 2 Green Onions chopped
- ¼ cup diced Red Onion
- ¼ cup chopped Fresh Cilantro
- 2 in Chipotle Peppers Adobo minced
- 2 teaspoons Adobo Sauce
- ¾ cup Mayo
- 1 tablespoon Lime Juice about half a lime
- Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper to taste
- Shred the chicken and place in a large bowl.
- Add vegetables to the bowl with chicken.
- In smaller bowl add wet ingredients and seasonings and combine thoroughly.
- Pour mayo mixture over shredded chicken mixture and toss to evenly coat.
- Serve on top of buns with additional cilantro as desired.
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