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    Senior Member arimuse's Avatar
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    made this the other nite from stuff I had in the house - I didnt want to cook, and hubs really wanted to eat, lol.
    No recipe, just did it as I went along, I called it:
    Almost Greek salad.
    2 cooked chicken breasts
    small head lettuce
    2 whole fresh tomatoes
    1/2 sweet onion
    10-12 olives
    1 small cuke
    1 clove garlic
    @ 1/4 -1/2 cup sour cream and same amt greek yogurt
    store bought Italian salad dressing

    Had the breasts of a store rotisirie chicken in the fridge,so
    1 cooked chick breast per salad, slice into 4 or 5 slabs, heat on stove in sm frying pan w/ EVOO to heat and just glaze.
    while cooking, take to large bowls (serving size bowls)
    use:
    about half head lettuce shredded each bowl, place to one side of bowl.
    split tomato, slice thinly in a nice fan onto lettuce, salt lightly
    slice onion onto tomato.

    Lay heated chicken breast on other side of bowl in fan, throw handful of olives over all.
    Take the cuke, fine grate it into a small bowl, (if it looks very seedy cut the seeds out first). Then, put it in a fine sieve and push out excess water.
    Take garlic, peel, and press thru garlic press, or very fine dice, mix: cuke, garlic, yogurt, sour cream, add salt to taste, stir well.
    now, pour a LITTLE Italian dressing over the salad and chicken, dont toss, just add enough to wet lettuce as you eat.
    split the cuke mix between the salads and spoon in a line just on the lettuce side.
    Makes 2 huge salads, tastes better w/ greek olives and feta cheese splinked on top, serve with a warmed pita pocket (I didnt have the greek olives, feta or pita, but hubs was more than happy!)

    This takes way longer to read than to make! LOL. Took about 10-15 mins and you really dont have to warm the chicken (dont heat in micro - you want a fresh cooked flavor, it makes hubs think Ive been slaving away in the kitchen!) all you have to clean up is 2 bowls, 2 forks, 1 paring knife and a sm frying pan. sharet

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    love all of the recipes, thanks everyone, keep posting more ideas

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    I hope this will help everyone, especialy on a hot day and you need cooked chicken.

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add some salt if you like. Once the water is boiling, add a whole roasting chicken to the pot. Take the chicken back out immediatly. You may notice how the chicken skin has changed. (It is holding in the juices.) Bring the water back to a boil, this will only take a minute or so. Now put the chicken back in the pot and cover with a fitting lid and remove from the heat. Let this sit for an hour. Remove the Chicken. It will be fully cooked and the meat will fall off the bones. Ready for whatever you want to make. Works every time and no heating up the kitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete
    Quote Originally Posted by GailG
    Quote Originally Posted by countrycottage
    Does anyone have good chicken salad recipes you're willing to share? I'm trying to fix meals without having to use the oven -- TOO HOT here in Texas.
    I season a chicken and place it in the slow cooker on high. Do this early in the morning. If you must leave to go to work, kick it on low for the rest of the day. When you get back, remove it from the juices and let all cool. Reserve the juice, but let the oil come to the top and discard. Keep the juices to use as broth in another dish or add a little to moisten the meat. The meat will literally fall off the bones. Use your favorite chicken salad
    recipe. Your kitchen will be nice and cool.
    You're so welcome. I'm in hot south Louisiana. I've even picked up a rotissarie chicken at the store and come home and deboned for chicken salad or "grilled" chicken salad.

    Never thought of this---thanks for idea. Will try it next time as we do eat a lot of Chicken salad all year in Hot Texas!
    Edit:
    OOPS! :oops: I goofed again. I suppose you can find my message up there just before your last comment. BTW, those rotissarie chickens are delicious, but too salty for my own good, so I try not to overuse them. The crock pot chicken is the best way to go because of the salt issue over here.

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    3 large apples, unpeeled, cored and diced
    2 10-12 oz cans white chicken
    Chicken Veronique
    1 C broken pecans
    1 kosher dill gerkin pickle
    1 T finely chopped onion
    2 C whole small sweet grapes (red or green)
    1 C mayo
    1/2 to 1 C sour cream
    2 tsp yello mustard

    mix it all up and enjoy.

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    Don't know what happened. Chicken Veronique is the name of the receipe. I used to have a tea room and this was the most popular item on menu. I served it with Sun Chips

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    Mine is very simple and I get rave reviews....fresh chicken meat, finely chopped celery, a little poultry seasoning and Miracle Whip instead of mayo.

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    Here is one from another QB member when I asked for some healthy recipes. I made the recipe didnít have blueberries though so left them out. Even so it was very good with the yogurt. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-124214-1.htm#3291096 When I make chicken salad I always cook the chicken breasts in the crock pot with an onion and garlic. The chicken salad breaks up easy and tastes so good in the crockpot.

    I donít have my recipe written down so I donít have exact measurements just do it as I go. But I always add one or all of the following: onions, celery, mayo, sour cream, dill relish, salt, pepper, fresh minced garlic, grapes or apples.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention I add poultry seasoning too.

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    You can add whatever you like to this...

    I brush breasts with the skin on with olive oil or butter..then salt and pepper entire breast. Bake in the oven for about an hour at 350. I let them cool. Remove from the bones. The chicken is so flavorful.
    When I make this I make extra ones and then freeze it.

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    A former employer's wife always added a little cole slaw dressing to her chicken salad. Wonderful!

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    CHICKEN SALAD
    Cooked Chicken--chopped into bite-size pieces.
    Salt and Pepper and mix well.
    Sweet Relish--just use your good judgment.
    Minced Onion--" " " " "
    Sliced Olives--both Green and Black--...good judgment.
    Mix well and add Mayo and about 1/2 as much Sour Cream as you did Mayo.
    Mix very well, and adjust seasonings, ect, to taste.
    We like this a lot.
    Keep cool!
    Mariah,
    Pittsburg, Kansas

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    Roasted chicken from Walmart, pull apart by hand to shred; add chopped pepper, celery, craisins, pecans, bread 'n butter pickles, mayonaisse.

    Can add grapes and/or regular raisins, a bit of curry powder and a touch of honey mustard to the mayo.

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