great for hot days

some of you know about my peanut butter & chocolate cupcake recipe...  that will be the next recipe i post, i promise!  in the meantime, this chicken salad is a nice and refreshing meal for hot days - minimal time with the stove, a chilled meal and summer vegetables in full flavor.  plus it's very healthy for those trying to keep in swimsuit shape.  i love making this because it's something i can put together in the coolness of the morning and not have to think about being in the kitchen for the rest of the day.  it's pretty tasty too!

chicken salad

1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
2 chicken breast halves, partially frozen
4 hard cooked eggs with yolks removed, chopped
6 stalks celery, chopped
8 green onions, sliced
1 large green bell pepper, diced
1/2 to 3/4 cup miracle whip lite, depending on how creamy you like it
salt & (lots of) pepper
optional: large tomatoes

1. heat oil in skillet on medium heat.  cut partially frozen chicken into small pieces (keeping it partially frozen makes it easier to cut apart).  cook chicken in oil about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. in large bowl combine the eggs, celery, onions, green pepper, and miracle whip.  add cooked chicken.  season with salt and pepper to taste.  (note: we've found that extra pepper gives it great taste).  chill for about 2 hours prior to serving.
3. optional serving suggestion - cut tops off of large tomatoes.  scoop out the insides and if desired, cut a pattern around the top of the tomato.  spoon chicken salad inside.

makes 6-8 servings - enjoy! =)

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1 comment:

  1. Ooooh, niiiice! I really love ideas for cold dishes for the summer!! I'm gonna be trying this for sure! Sounds so yummy! And I think I have everything except for the big tomatoes!

    But, I can't wait for the cupcakes recipe!! =D