29 April 2012

Sweet & Savory Chicken Salad

So our Mango Roasted Chicken last night was delicious!  There was not enough left over for another full meal, so I took the rest and decided to make chicken salad and chicken stock.  I'm not sure what it is with me lately, but I've been concocting and trying out new recipes.  Maybe it's because I can't wait for the growing season here on the farm to start. 

We've had such a mild winter and that 80 degree weather on and off between March and April...who knew?  Then the other night there were hard freeze warnings!  My poor hydrangeas are very confused.  I know Mother Nature is going to make us pay for our very mild winter!  Hopefully it will not be by the way of hail after the crops are planted and sprouting.  Last year's rain after the hurricane was bad enough.  We lost our crop of cauliflower and a field of beans and cucumbers too!  It's very scary at times living on the farm, but it's our way of life.  Tough at times for this Long Island gal who married a farm boy!

So for the chicken salad today, you will need, obviously, chicken :-).  Once again, I used my Mango Roasted Chicken left overs, but any roasted chicken will do. Mine was a larger bird, so I think I had about a pound of chicken left over.  You will also need the following: 

1/4 Cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1/2 Cup Low-fat Mayonnaise
1 to 2 TBSP Ranch Dressing (to taste)
1/4 Cup chopped Red Onion
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 Cup Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
1/4 Cup Raisins

I have to admit that as I went along, I kept adjusting to taste, so the measurements are approximate.  But I have faith in you...you'll figure it out!

Shred the cooked chicken or chop into bite-sized chunks.  In a separate bowl, whisk together the yogurt and mayonnaise.  Add the Ranch dressing 1 spoonful at a time and whisk into the yogurt mixture until you are satisfied with the taste.  Add the dressing mixture to the chicken and stir together until thoroughly coated.  Add in the remaining ingredients and stir again until everything is incorporated.  That's it...you're done!  Enjoy in a sandwich or on crackers.  Refrigerate any left overs.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your recipe of the sumptuous chicken salad.

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