Chicken salad is one of my favorite things but the standard recipe isn’t the healthiest or most nutritional choice. I really enjoy coming up with new and different chick salad combos and this recent one is one of my new favorites. I am going food blogger style on this with pics and everything. I thought it would be fun.
You need a rotissierie chicken. If your husband happens to get to it before you’ve had a chance to make the recipe you might end up with half a chicken instead like I’ve got in the photo above. I added a can of cooked chicken to this to cover the missing meat but canned chicken just isn’t the same. It’s gotta be fresh for me. I always buy it already prepared from the grocery. You also need two 14 oz cans of medium artichoke hearts, 16 oz jar of roasted red bell pepper, 1 cup of greek style yogurt, 3 tbsp of mayo, and a generous amount of the seasoning ‘tuscan sunset’ from Penzey’s spices.
Shred your chicken. Don’t look away. Cleo might sneak up and try to snag some chicken. Honestly, I do like doing photos but I almost wish you could have heard this little beggar through the entire time I was shredding the chicken. He wouldn’t stop meowing and cocking his head to the side while looking up at me with sad eyes crying for some chicken pieces. I I didn’t relent and the moment I went to rinse the artichokes I caught him stealing.
Rinse your artichokes under cold water for 2-3 minutes.
Chop your bell peppers. I use the entire jar.
Chop artichoke hearts.
Add peppers and artichokes to a mixing bowl.
Add one cup of greek yogurt and 3 tbsp of mayo to the bowl and combine all ingredients.
Add 3-4 generous handfuls of Penzeys tuscan sunset and mix it into the bowl. Super fast, healthy, and delish. Ready to eat. Enjoy! Let me know what you think.
Okay so I know my photography is pretty lame. I was visiting Pinch of Yum today and had serious photo-taking jealousy overwhelm me. Until I realized that Lindsay created and self-published an e-book on how we can all learn from her skills. So nice of her to share. So it goes without saying…but I’ll say it anyway, I bought the book and it is great! Hopefully my photos will be coming out a little better very soon. Click the pic below if you are interested in checking out her blog and her awesome book.
Good food for your face, L-