So, yesterday one of my co-workers at my new day job hosted an “end of summer” cookout for the admin team, and this was my contribution!
Making the chicken base was pretty standard, shredding the chicken took longer than I remembered, but it still turned out!
Now, the dressing was interesting. Let me just list off the ingredients in this thing:
- Apple Juice
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Yellow Mustard
- Poppy Seeds
- Onion Powder (more on that later)
- Salt and Pepper
I’m not crazy right? These all sound like they would taste really weird together, right? I was mixing everything up and thinking to myself “oh my god my co-workers are going to think I’m so weird for making them eat this.” But I taste tested it before I mixed it in the chicken and it was actually – really good? It was sweet, but not too sweet.
So, I mixed it in. And personally, I didn’t think that it was enough. I still found it all a bit dry. So, I whipped up a half serving of the dressing really quick.
Fun side note here: I went into the pantry to grab the onion powder (that I had JUST bought) to make the extra half serving, and realized I had bought garlic powder. Which I already had. So. Garlic powder substitute for onion powder in this recipe can work. And I will not have to buy garlic powder for years. Yay me.
I actually contemplated making a whole extra serving of dressing, rather than half, but then I ran out of mayo. Oh well.
But, the half extra worked. I think I would maybe double the dressing in the future from the get go.
Long story short, all of my co-workers loved it! I didn’t have a whole lot leftover, but one of my roommates taste tested it, and he really liked it to!
So, chalk this one up to a success, and one to keep in the recipe book for sure.