Accidental Autumnal Chicken Sald

One of my family's favorite foods is homemade chicken salad.  When I don't have the time, I'll just use canned chicken.  But most of the time, I get pieces of chicken - preferable boneless, skinless thighs - and bake them in the oven.  After the chicken cools off, I cut it into chunks, add carrot, grapes or raisins, sometimes I'll cut up an apple, and then walnuts or pecans.  Toss with mayonnaise and viĆ³la!  Homemade chicken salad!

Well, last week I decided I'd grate fresh carrots instead of cutting baby carrots up into chunks.  This was all fine and dandy, right until I added the mayonnaise.  Suddenly, the mayonnaise turned orange!  It took me a minute to figure out what was happening, but then I realized the grated carrot, which stained my hands orange, was now turning the entire chicken salad orange!

Without meaning to, I created autumnal chicken salad!


  1. I think orange is such a great food color! Beats using FD&C colorings too. ;)

  2. Yes, Teresa, it was a pretty orange. I just didn't intend it to be orange. :-D


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