Recipe- Kickin’ Chicken Salad

Growing up my dad would always make the best chicken salad, when I got to the age where I began to cook for myself I asked him for it and make it for myself often.



  1. 1 Rotisserie Chicken
  2. 1 pack of ritz crackers
  3. mayonaise
  4. relish
  5. salt
  6. pepper
  7. honey


  1. Pick the meat and dispose of the the bones of the chicken
  2. Chop chicken into small minced pieces…don’t want the pieces to be too chunky
  3. Place chicken into a big bowl
  4. Add 3/4 Cup mayo to bowl
  5. Add 1/2 cup relish to bowl
  6. Add 1/4 cup honey
  7. Add a sprinkle of salt and pepper to bowl
  8. Crush a about 1/2 the package of ritz crackers inside of the package and add to bowl
  9. Mix
  10. Serve on ritz crackers
    1. Goes great with Pepper-jack cheese
    2. Goes well on sandwiches
  11. Add buffalo sauce if you want a spicy kick, or bbq sauce for a smoky bbq flavor.


Hello All,

My name is Pat Young, I am a Senior American Studies major at UMD College Park. I am in my last semester here and thought it would be fun to take some “fun” classes to finish off my college career. This English class where we have to write about food has really opened my eyes and made me think more about what I eat more than ever. My relationship with food has never been anything more than I eat when I am hungry, cook every here and there and try to maintain a healthy balance. I have never been one to look up a recipe to something and try and cook it, nor have I ever really taken the time to value the experience of a restaurant until this class.  I plan on writing about my food experiences here for the rest of the semester and share with my audience, who will hopefully be college students and student athletes what makes my eating experience here as a student both enjoyable but not break my bank.