Thursday, May 21, 2009

Easy Chicken Salad

What to do with a leg of cold chicken from last Sunday? Make a yummy seasonal chicken salad! Simply remove the meat from the bone and cut into bite-size pieces, then toss with the following:
  • 1/4 apple, diced
  • 1 large handful chopped greens (I used baby mustard greens & arugula today)
  • 1 large spoonful mayo (homemade, if you like)
  • lots of curry powder (I use muchi curry, which is a delicious mix of many spices)
  • dash garlic powder
  • sea salt & black pepper
Serve on toasted whole wheat sourdough (buttered). If you use a whole leg (thigh and drumstick) or a very large chicken breast there should be enough for 2 people. This is a great meal for springtime as it incorporates the last of winter's apples and plenty of fresh leafy greens. Look for pastured chicken and whole wheat sourdough at your farmers' market as well! They should be available throughout most of the year, though when it comes to chicken this depends on the farmer.


  1. Mmm I love chicken salad! You have inspired me! It's also good with dried cranberries, although that is not exactly seasonal.

  2. yum! mike loves chicken salad, though i am not a huge fan. i love this one that has green grapes in it. though, those are something that you do not often find at the farmer's market. hey, hannah, that could be a good idea for a post. what if you crave something, like grapes, that are not exactly "seasonal" but you just gotta have 'em. i love your recipe posts, keep them coming!

  3. I will definitely post about this -- great idea! Since no fruit is really in season yet I am seeing how creative I can get with what we do have: APPLES. So I just think, hmm which meals can I add apples to today? I'm finding they're surprisingly versatile and can go in everything from muffins & pancakes to salads & soups, plus they're great in oatmeal, or "fried" w/a little butter & cinnamon and served over yogurt! The possibilities are pretty endless.