This afternoon I am making chicken salad for the first time. Step one = broil the chicken and I used a super simple recipe from Martha Stewart:
Toss sea salt, pepper, lemon juice, thyme, and oregano in a pan. Then put a1/2 inch of water over the ingredients and bring to a boil. Drop the chicken in (I used two boneless breasts) and bring back to a boil. Then cook for 3 minutes and remove the pan from the heat. Leave it for 10 minutes, flip, and leave for another 5 or so. Make sure it is cooked all the way through.
In the meantime, make the homemade mayonaise (recipe here) and prep the rest of the ingredients in a big bowl: 1 leak chopped, 1 celery stalk chopped, and a handful of chopped onion (I used this recipe as a basis). Toss the mixture with a little oil, salt, and mustard powder.
Once the chicken is done pull it into pieces and mix it into the mixture. Lastly, toss everything mayo!
And done (took about an hour of prep time total). Easy and good and lovely for a summer evening.