Autumn Apple Chicken Salad, a fall delight!

Autumn Apple Chicken Salad, the perfect fall lunch! In keeping with my "I love a salad for lunch!" mentality, I found a recipe for an apple chicken salad from natashaskitchen.com. It used similar ingredients to those I like to put in my salads, like baked chicken, dried cranberries, feta cheese and pecans. So, I decided to take her recipe and put my twist on it to make my own salad, the Autumn Apple Chicken Salad:) Making the Autumn Apple Chicken Salad . . . I loved the way she placed her salad ingredients in "rows" on the plate . . . kinda like a Cobb Salad. Then, once she poured the dressing on, she tossed the salad. The differences between her recipe and mine are: I substituted sliced apples for the pears. The pecans I … [Read more...]

Mama’s Hot Chicken and Rice Salad for a “Girls Only” Luncheon!

Mama's Hot Chicken and Rice Salad, the perfect entree for a luncheon! Throughout Mama's life, she has prepared food for different functions at her church . . . primarily her UMW (United Methodist Women) group. And, one of the dishes most loved has been Mama's Hot Chicken and Rice Salad! It is similar the the Huntington Chicken we make, but doesn't have the noodles, and some other ingredients are different. So, when I decided to have a "Girls Only Luncheon" for my family in my hometown, I immediately thought about this recipe for the main dish. I decided to make this a "salad plate" luncheon. To go with Mama's Hot Chicken Salad, I chose to make a Broccoli Apple Salad and a Waldorf Salad, because I had both red and yellow apples that I need … [Read more...]

Chicken Cobb Salad for a delightful lunch!

Chicken Cobb Salad, perfect for a delightful lunch! One salad I haven't made until recently is a Chicken Cobb Salad. Since I'm not a fan of avocados, I have steered away from this salad. But, because I like salads and/or wraps for an easy lunch, I decided to make my first one. Yum! I was pleasantly surprised at all the varied flavors in this delightful salad! If you, like me, don't know much about a Cobb Salad, here is a description in Wikipedia: According to Wikipedia, a Cobb salad is "a main-dish American garden salad typically made with chopped salad greens, tomato, crisp bacon, boiled, grilled or roasted chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, chives, Roquefort cheese, and red-wine vinaigrette."  OK. I get the salad greens, … [Read more...]

Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad, my favorite!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad, a delicious Summer lunch! What’s your favorite summer salad? I have to say mine is a Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad. It’s easy to make and totally delicious–perfect for the lazy days of summer! If you are like me, you don’t want to spend a lot of time making lunch. After all, dinner is the main meal of the day, and it usually requires a fair amount of time to prepare. So, generally, lunch gets pushed to the side. However, when you can make an easy salad that is refreshing, filling and delicious, you will probably make it! Making the Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad . . . There are a few things you have to have on hand–in advance–so that you can make this salad easily: Baked chicken Lettuce, washed and drained … [Read more...]

Santa Fe Chicken Salad, an easy lunch!

Santa Fe Chicken Salad for an easy lunch! Salads in the summer are the perfect choice for lunch. And this Santa Fe Chicken Salad is sure to be on your FAVS list! I had seen a similar one posted online that had lots of ingredients. Since I'm moving more in the direction of simpler recipe . . . especially for lunch . . .I decided that I could make one much easier. All I had to do was use my Corny Mexican Dip as one of the ingredients! We have made this dip several times, and IT IS ADDICTIVE!!! You can eat it as a dip or a side dish for a Mexican dish. And, I would suggest that, if you like this salad, keep a supply of the Corny Mexican Dip on hand in your refrigerator:) Making the Santa Fe Chicken Salad . . . The first thing you will … [Read more...]