Simple Philippine-style chicken salad today.
This was a merienda fixture in our school bags growing up.
Merienda is the meal between the big three meals (breakfast, merienda, lunch, merienda, and dinner). Sometimes we'd have merienda after dinner too, before going to sleep.
Steam or boil chicken breast.
Allow to cool, then shred.
Add sweet pickle relish.
Mix it all up.
Season to taste.
It should be creamy and slightly sweet.
Serve chicken salad on pan de sal or toast.
Make the chicken salad as creamy (mayo-y) and sweet (relish-y) as you want!
For "authenticity", we served ours in a pan de sal bun.
For "authenticity", our sandwich was squished into all sorts of weird shapes, reminiscent of their usual state as we pulled them out of our school bags during recess.
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