I had never eaten a chicken salad that was heavy on Dijon mustard until I ate it in a restaurant for lunch one day. It was a shock since I had been expecting the standard fat laden chicken salad you usually find. I had asked about fruits or nuts in the salad, as I am a puritan in that arena.
The salad was different and interesting, not in a bad way though. I found myself thinking about this chicken salad sandwich a few days later. I had some boneless chicken breasts in the freezer and thought I might give it a try.
It has taken a few tries to get the Dijon mustard to mayonnaise ratio right for the way I like it. Because Dijon can be overpowering, even when you like Dijon, there needs to be a bit of mayonnaise to cut through the mustard and finish moistening the spread.
Dijon Chicken Salad Spread is a tasty way to eat chicken salad that has a lower fat and calorie count than my basic chicken salad recipe that has mayonnaise and sour cream.