Cheating?

Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad with Cheddar Toast and warm Tomato Soup

So perhaps this is cheating, but who says every dinner has to be hot out of the oven and dirty at least one pot?  There are those days when the thought of having to cook anything, no matter how quick, just seems tiresome!

It was warm and sunny today and I just couldn’t bring myself into the kitchen for any length of time, so chicken salad seemed perfect for dinner!  There are so many variations of chicken salad and you can season depending on your mood. 

Tonight I made a light and sweet salad (my favorite recipe below) and paired it with  Tomato Basil Soup (Progresso is my all time favorite) and cheddar cheese toast, served with a small green salad.  And just like that, you have a healthy and filling dinner in about 10-15 minutes…and best of all, no pots or pans to wash. 

Chicken Salad Dinner

  1. Mix chopped chicken (canned or leftover from another meal) with chopped celery, apples, and craisins; add in light mayo, honey mustard, and raspberry vinaigrette until desired consistency. 
  2. Serve with a salad greens, soup, sliced cheese and bread (pita pockets, dinner rolls, toast, crescent rolls)

Chicken Salad Variations:

Try spicing up your standard chicken (or Tuna) salad with different herbs, fruits, and veggies.  Here are some ideas for add-ins to get you started…for example: Dill and Cucumber or Basil and Diced Tomatoes

  • Dill, Rosemary, Oregano and Thyme, Basil
  • Apples, Grapes, Craisins, Oranges
  • Celery, Cucumber, Tomatoes
  • Chopped Pecans or Walnuts
  • Light Mayo or Miracle Whip, Honey Mustard, Spicy Mustard, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Italian or Greek Dressing
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One Response to “Cheating?”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Love the dinner idea, this recipe sounds like it really gives chicken salad with a zing to it (i.e. the honey mustard). Cool!

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