Monday, March 9, 2015

Quick & Easy Chicken Salad Dinner

Even with as much enjoyment that comes from working in the kitchen, there are times when we all face a deadline. Times like that call for a quick and easy meal. Here is a very simple recipe for a chicken salad. Just the basics. Normally slave likes to add sliced red seedless grapes and maybe some pecans or toasted walnuts. But here is just the basics!

Now you can liven it up by first cooking two strips of bacon and then cook the chicken in that grease. Also crumble the bacon into the chicken salad for more crunch.


1 to 1½ lbs of white meat chicken (used breast tenderloins – cheap)
1 stalk celery
½ cup mayonnaise (lower fat works great)
½ teaspoon tarragon.

2 ripe tomatoes
2 strips bacon

1 lbs green beans to roast

Fry up the bacon and set aside to drain on a paper towel. While that is cooking, cut up the chicken into pieces between ½ inch and ¾ inch in size. Sprinkle with kosher salt, some black pepper and the tarragon, stir this around until evenly distributed.
Cook the chicken in the bacon grease. Let cook, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes. You want it completely cooked, then set it aside to cool.
Chop celery into ¼ inch pieces.
While the chicken cools, You can start the oven to roast the green beans. Also slave served this with a small dish of pears in their own juice for a nice balance of taste.
With a paring knife, cut the tomatoes in half. Making the incisions in an inverted V pattern as you roll the tomato. Then, when you pull apart the halves you have a nice pattern. Pretty but not important if in a hurry.

When the chicken is cooler. Put in a large bowl, add the celery and mix in the mayonnaise. Adjust the seasonings and spoon on top of the tomato halves.

This is a surprisingly quick and easy meal. It is healthy. You have two fresh vegetables, a fruit, white meat chicken and a touch of mayonnaise just to hold it together.

Slave fixed a plate for a neighbor who is feeling under the weather. Just taking her something made her feel better and she will probably make two meals out of it!

So let's hit the music and dance while we put this joyous dinner together.

Serving my most wonderful Master Indy.

To satisfy and restore.
To nourish, support and maintain.
To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,
to nurture, assist, and sustain
..I cook!

Please buy slave's cookbook:

The Little Black Book of Indiscreet Recipes by Dan White via @amazon

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