Ok, ok, I wasn't drunk, but I had had a couple of glasses of wine with my friend Bonnie when I made that amazing chicken salad. Don't get me wrong, it made for a good sandwich the next day but it had somehow lost its luster.
Chances are what really happened is that the chicken had absorbed some of the mayo overnight, making it rather dry, and the zing off the freshly-cut shallots had mellowed a bit.
So, I'll stand by my recipe, but let's maybe bump up the mayo a bit and (perhaps) refer to an actual recipe from America's Test Kitchen or Betty Crocker or something.
Oh yeah... and don't forget the Pinot Grigio