Quick Chicken Salad With Baby Greens & Herbs

9:24 AM

Last week, my motto was "domesticated shmomesticated"...I couldn't pull a decent dinner together for the life of me last week, and I totally failed at fulfilling my husband's one request: making sure we are always stocked with his fave cereals (Captain Crunch, anyone?) and milk. Ooops. A simple enough task, but I got sucked into the computer time warp. Before I knew it, it was 7:30 and I had about 15-30 minutes before John walked in the door. What's a gal to do? Whip up a cheap dinner in less than 15 minutes that looks much more complicated than it is. Rotisserie chicken salad to the rescue!  What really makes me go gaga for this quick dinner is 1.) the lack of zillions of dishes to do afterwards and 2.) the addition of balsamic vinegar. The tangy but sweet vinegar goes so well with the creamy and slightly peppery chicken salad. You could even mix up a little balsamic mayo blend - no exact recipe here, I usually just keep adding in the vinegar until it tastes how I like it. Also, don't be deterred when you first start mixing the balsamic mayo together. It looks a little chunky monkey. Just keep stirring until it's creamy.  You could also opt for the lazy gal method and just pour the balsamic over the bed of greens. Either way, you've got a relatively healthy and filling meal in less time that it takes to order take out. Bon appetit!

1 rotisserie chicken, chopped
1/4 cup olive oil mayo
1/2 sweet yellow onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups red grapes, sliced
2/3 cup walnuts, chopped
Fresh cracked pepper, to taste

Baby spinach
Parsley, Dill
Balsamic vinegar

1. Chop the chicken up into bite-size pieces, and combine in a bowl with the olive oil mayo, onion, red grapes, walnuts, and fresh pepper. Stir until well mixed.
2. Lay a bed of greens and herbs down on a plate, and drizzle some balsamic over the greens. Place the chicken salad over the greens. BAM! Done.

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  1. That looks wonderful! I think I may give this a try.

  2. That looks amazing, I'm going to have to try a vegetarian version!

  3. Sounds (and looks) amazing! Definitely going to have to give this a try. And don't feel bad, I get in the shmomesticated mode too. This week even! Had cocoa puffs for dinner the other night!!

    C x


  4. You make me feel like I could almost make this.

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