CHICKEN APPLE SALAD

chicken salad

4 leftover chicken breast halves, shredded or cubed

1 large apple, diced with peel on

2 celery stalks, thinly sliced

20-30 grapes (raisins could be used instead)

2 Tbsp. Honey Mustard

1/2 c.  Mayo (Substitute 1/4 c. with plain non-fat yogurt to cut fat)

2 Tbsp. Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing

2 Tbsp. dill pickle relish

In large bowl combine chicken, apple, celery and grapes.  In a small bowl combine mustard, mayo, raspberry vinaigrette and relish.  Add to chicken mixture and combine well.  Serve over a bed of spinach, mesclun mix or your favorite lettuce.

Adapted from: https://vickidelbrouck.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/summers-coming-chicken-apple-salad/

 

 

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CHICKEN SALAD ON CIABATTA

CHICKEN SALAD ON CIABATTA

WHAT TO DO WITH A LEFT OVER CHICKEN BREASTCUBE IT UP AND ADD:

1/4 c sunflower kernels
1/4 c diced orange, red or yellow pepper
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup diced grape tomatoes
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tbsp diced jalapeno pepper

MIX WITH 1/4 c MAYONNAISE + 1/4 c PLAIN NONFAT YOGURT

IF I HAD AVOCADO I WOULD HAVE ADDED THAT AND PERHAPS SOME OLIVES THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS!

I SERVED MY WARMED ON CIABATTA ROLL WITH A SLICE OF PEPPER JACK CHEESE AND ADDED A LETTUCE LEAF!

SPICED CHICKEN AND BEAN SALAD

SPICED CHICKEN AND BEAN SALAD (1)

THIS IS ANOTHER EASY AND SEMI-COOL SALAD FOR THESE HOT SUMMER NIGHTS.

2 Tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1# chicken tenders or breasts cut into thick strips
1 cup fresh (or frozen) green beans
1 cup fresh (or frozen) yellow beans
1 cup frozen lima beans
1 avocado (I bought a “lite” variety) halved, seeded, peeled and sliced
3 oz crumbled blue cheese
Ranch dressing (I used my low fat recipe http://wp.me/p3CD01-pA)

Combine oil and spices in small mixing bowl.  Coat chicken and grill 10-15 minutes.  Meanwhile, combine beans in a microwave bowl with a few Tablespoons of water.  Microwave 4-5 minutes just until heated through.  Prepare avocado.  Serve chicken over beans with avocado, some added blue cheese and a drizzle of my low fat Ranch dressing.

I THOUGHT EDAMAME WOULD ALSO BE GREAT IN THIS SALAD  AND SOMETIMES I GRILL SOME COLORFUL VEGGIES WHILE GRILLING THE CHICKEN TO ADD SOME COLOR (SWEET PEPPERS OF VARIOUS COLORS OR EVEN SWEET POTATO FRIES).

CHICKEN SALAD WITH FRUIT

CHICKEN SALAD WITH FRUIT

This Chicken Salad has crushed pineapple in it so you have a moist salad without adding so much Mayo. 1 pound chicken breasts 8 oz can crushed pineapple with the juice 1/2-1 cup Mayonnaise 30 seedless red grapes 3 ribs … Continue reading