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As sad as it may be, summer break is almost over. It is time to start preparing for back to school and if your kids are anything like mine, they hate eating school lunches. Shopping the huge Anniversary Sale at Albertsons is the best time to stock up on all those back to school groceries.
When packing a cold lunch each day you have to get creative so the kids are not eating the same thing over and over. I recently shared a list of 7 lunch ideas beyond the sandwich. On sandwich days the kids often request chicken salad. It’s their favorite.
Albertsons has their chicken breast on sale for only $1.49 per pound! With a family of seven I stock up the freezer when the prices are that low.
I shopped Albertsons Huge Anniversary sale, but you can be sure to check out what great deals are available at Safeway, Market Street, or Tom Thumb too! Sale starts today and ends August 11th.
How to Make Kid-Friendly Chicken Salad
- Chicken Breast
- Seasoning for Chicken: I used pepper and garlic powder for taste
- 1/2 Red Apple Chopped
- 1 Celery Stalk
- 4 Skinny Green Onion Sticks
- 1 Cup of Sliced Green Grapes
- 1 Cup of Mayo
- Pickle Relish (per taste)
The easiest way to prepare chicken salad is by grilling up a couple of extra chicken breasts while preparing dinner the night before. There is no time to cook chicken in the morning before school.
Dice up the chicken breast into bite size pieces so it can be easily consumed on a sandwich or crackers. Sometimes I will shred the chicken after cooking it in our slow-cooker when it is too cold to grill outside. Using the slow-cooker is another easy method to prepare chicken without standing in the kitchen.
The kids are not big fans of celery and onions but by chopping it as small as possible it is an easy way to sneak in a green into their food. Plus I enjoy the extra flavor and once it is all mixed together, the kids don’t notice.
After chopping all the ingredients I mix them together in a bowl before adding the mayo. This is my personal preference. The mayo makes the food stick together so by mixing it all before adding the mayo I can make sure it is all evenly distributed. I add the onions, celery, pickle relish, apples and grapes together first.
After that is thoroughly mixed I toss in the chicken.
After all the ingredients have been combined I add mayo. I do not measure it out, but I roughly use a cup. I just add it a little at a time until all the ingredients have enough dressing that the salad is no longer dry.
Chicken Salad can be deliciously served with cheese and crackers or on bread. Don’t forget the Gatorade.
Albertsons has their Gatorade 8-packs on sale for only $2.99 with a limit of three per customer. My son drinks Gatorade a lot when playing baseball so this sale was a steal for us. The kids usually take water to school for their lunch but having a Gatorade in their lunch bag once a week is a nice surprise.
Which flavor of Gatorade is your child’s favorite?
My kids are now loving the Blue Cherry!
Tell us what is inside your child’s lunchbox? Which item will you be stocking up on during the huge Anniversary Sale at Albertsons?