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All-Inclusive Chicken Salad August 16, 2010

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Chicken Salad

Yes, I know, another salad.

First off, let me give a brief explanation of why I used this somewhat unappetizing picture that looks like a chicken vomited on toast …Actually, never mind. This is the actual picture of what my husband made for dinner last night, and believe it or not it was so good, I had to taste it before taking a picture and deciding to use it as a blog post.

I was on the phone long distance with my parents, so I didn’t have a chance to guide him with what to do with the  raw chicken satay. Turns out he didn’t need any guidance and I wanted to post this recipe because it was a little off the wall, but delicious and SO simple.

Anyways, he placed the plate in front of me: two peices of toast with a beige and green speckled salad in between. After he turned his back, I lifted the dry piece of toast on top and glared down at the chickent vomit salad on the bottom piece. “Where’s the lettuce?” I asked. “Inside the salad” He replied. I giggled and looked down at the chicken, it was indeed chopped up inside the salad; along with diced broccoli, pickle and other ingredients.I stopped giggling. I left the top piece of toast off to use it for a desert piece of toast with honey and cinnamon, but I later topped it with more of Adam’s “All-inclusive” chicken salad.

I know you’re as skeptical as I was, thinking “lettuce and pickle IN a chicken salad, instead of using as accouterments?” Yes, that’s why it’s all inclusive. BUT, I wouldn’t recommend this for a sandwich that will be sitting in a refrigerator for any length of time because the lettuce will wilt quickly, but for immediate consumption: Yum!

Bare with me, I know these recipes have been a little different lately but I have a scrumptious pancake recipe and chicken for chicken caesar salad recipe coming too–in other words: Normal food.

Ingredients:Serves 2-3

  • Chicken- I bought 2 prepackaged chicken satays (because they were cheaper than chicken breast), but 1-2 breasts will be fine.
  • 2 leafs of the lettuce of your choice
  • At least 1 piece of Bread for each person- toasted or not. (At least 1 piece because you can eat it open-faced like I did, or like a normal sandwich)
  • 2-3 tree-bits and stem (technical term) of broccoli.
  • 1/4 cup of chopped onion (red/white) or shallot
  • 1 pickle OR 1-2 Tbsp of pickle relish
  • S&P
  • 2 Tbsp of [low fat] Mayo. *low fat optional depending on your diet or what you have handy, which I guess goes for all these ingredients.

How to put it together:

  1. The easiest way to cook the chicken in the oven so you can just leave it for a bit and watch TV, or play Yahtzee until it’s done. But if you want to fry it or grill it, that’s Okay too, it can just be more work.
  2. When the chicken is done set it aside to cool.
  3. Start chopping your other ingredients and put them into your mixing dish with the ingredients that may not need to be chopped; like S&P or the relish–unless you don’t have a pepper-grinder and have to shop your pepper…
  4. Once all the ingredients are mixed and the chicken is cool, chop the chicken into smaller-than bite-sized peices and add to the mixture.
  5. Mix until everything is covered in Mayo… and mixed.
  6. Spoon it onto the bread.
  7. Sprinkle it with love and eat it–like I said–as a normal sandwich, an open-faced sandwich, in a wrap, pita, alone or on a bed of lettuce–but if you do that, I guess the “all-inclusive” lettuce in the salad instead of AS the salad is your choice.

Again, I WILL be doing NORMAL recipes next–not like my favorite Raman-noodle sandwich (Which is just freshly-made, in-the-broth Raman noodles on a buttered piece of bread folded in half. Mmmm)

In the meantime, enjoy.

Kristi

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