This is the perfect salad to make ahead for a good lunch or grab and go and bite. I'll list out the ingredients & the amounts but don't be afraid to just whip a smaller batch together. If you have a head of broccoli on the fritz and some left over chicken - go with your gut on amounts and just whip it together. I promise, you cannot fail making this. "Always have on hand tip" is the precooked bacon. We love the Kirkland's bag from Costco. So convenient!
4 Cups of Broccoli chopped
Half of a Red Onion, Chopped
12 oz of Canned Chicken (or whatever chicken you have on hand)
10 Strips of Bacon, Chopped
1/2 Cup Mayo
1/2 Cup of plain Greek Yogurt (or, skip this and do 1 Cup of Mayo)
1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
Large Dash of Pepper
2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar
2 Teaspoons of Brown Sugar (you can do less or more based on your taste preference)
Combined your chopped broccoli, red onion, bacon & chicken.
In a separate bowl, mix together your dressing
Pour the dressing over the chopped ingredients and stir it up.
Notes for the Bored:
You can always swap the Apple Cider Vinegar & Brown Sugar duo for Lemon Juice & white sugar. But, the apple cider vinegar and brown sugar duo is so delicious. In fact - Mayo, ACV and Brown Sugar are my go dressing for almost all macaroni salads in the summer!
Canned Chicken. We occasionally used to have some on hand when we bought the big package from Costco. That was until a friend (shout out to Eileen) gave me a can of her own canned chicken. While it looks like brains in a mason jar, it doesn't even compete with store bought chicken. Thanks to Eileen's patience & mentoring me on canning - I have a few of my own cans! If you have dabbled in canning, go for chicken because you will not regret it!