Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Yummy Chicken Salad


I decided to try Bethenny's Chicken Salad recipe and I am so glad I did!  It reminds me of my favourite Moroccan dish, Bastilla and was very simple to put together.  It tasted great the next day too!


Here is Bethenny's recipe - I never bother measuring as I feel we should cook by taste and feel so dont be a slave to this, make substitutions as you wish but you must, must use the cinnamon...more than a pinch though!  It really takes chicken salad to a whole new level!  It took me about 20 minutes from the time I got home 'til the Suburban Prince had dinner in front of him...I served this on a salad for dinner and as a sandwich for lunch the next day.  I think this recipe would serve 1, maybe 2 if you have small portions but I made a big batch and froze the leftovers for another day!

•1 cup shredded cooked chicken (I have no idea how to shred a chicken so I just chopped it up)
•1 tbsp. slivered almonds
•1 1/2 tbsp. dried cranberries
•1 1/2 tbsp. nondairy mayonnaise (I used normal mayo)
•pinch of cinnamon
•1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard (I used an old style grainy mustard)
•1/2 tsp. salt
•1/2 tsp. black pepper
 
 
Have a fabulous day!

16 comments:

Mommy Lisa said...

Yum.

Jo said...

This sounds like a tasty lunch for school days!

Jo

Sandra said...

Lucky me, I actually have all of the incredients in the house for this recipe...and ya, I have no idea how to shred chicken so cubed it is!

Nikosmommy said...

Sounds delish!!! I usually shred a chicken (roasted) by taking two forks and pulling away at it. (the same way you shred well cooked pork for pulled pork sandwiches)

Associate Girl said...

If I need to shred chicken, I boil it. Breasts boil in 20, then shred with two forks, or just pull apart.

James said...

Looks wonderful, do you deliver!?

Suburban Princess said...

Sure James! If I am ever in your neck of the woods I would be happy to bring you lunch!

Belle on Heels said...

yum! i love chicken salad with dijon in it and the beau loves anything with cranberries, so this looks like a winner!

Beth Dunn said...

Sounds so good, I love chicken salad
xoxo
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High Heeled Life said...

WOW, I'm not a big chicken salad fan... but that sounds delish!!!HHL

pretty pink tulips said...

The flavors sound perfect for fall....delish!!!

Tammy B said...

That sounds yummy. I will have to try it.

Town and Country Mom said...

Thanks for sharing! I bet some chopped tart apple would be good in this, as well.

Carole said...

I shred my chicken by pulling it apart with my fingers. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Preppy Little Dress said...

Yummy, I have to try making this recipe!

CanadianPrep said...

I love chicken salad. I'll definitely be trying this. Thanks for sharing!

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