salads and side dishes

Delicious Healthy Chicken Salad

CHICKEN SALAD 

Great way to use up leftover Chicken and make this delicious salad.

Most Grocery stores sell Rotisserie Chicken for a great price. Which makes it nice on busy day when you don’t feel like cooking. But most of the time there is some chicken left over and it just sit in fridge the next day. There is so many great things you can do with left over roast chicken.  Here are some ideas of what you can do.

Salad Bowl

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN SALAD:

Whenever you are making a salad it is important to have everything cut same size. It makes the salad more appealing to the eye and also easier to eat.

There are only couple easy steps to making this salad. All you have to do is slice or chop all the salad ingredients listed in the recipe. In another bowls, or jar mix salad dressing ingredients such as; Lemon juice, mayo, old fashioned mustard, garlic, salt and pepper.

Toss the salad with the dressing and Its done!

 

WHAT TO MAKE WITH LEFTOVER ROASTED CHICKEN:

  1. Chicken Salad.
  2. Remove all the meat from the bones, vacuum seal and freeze for future easy meals.
  3. Use the bones to make Chicken Broth and add left over meat for yummy chicken soup
  4. Make Chicken Pot Pie
  5. Another really good one is to make Chicken Enchiladas 

Whenever I buy Rotisserie Chicken at the store I usually buy a couple. This way if you need a quick dinner or lunch idea , You can pull out already cooked chicken and your cooking time is cut in half.

Some people like to stock up on canned chicken. Most of the time it all equals out to the same price, accept with store deli chicken you are getting way more flavor and minus the preservatives.

STORING THE SALAD;

This is a great salad to make in advance before your guests arrive. I know what its like to host. You are always looking for recipes you can make prior to your guests arrival, rather than spending all that time cooking you are interacting with them.

It is one of those salads that can be eaten the following day as well. You can even put it between two pieces of toast and take it for a to go lunch.

It can also be delicious in a wrap.

 

Health Benefits:

Who knew that Purple cabbage and Brussels Sprout can have so many good health benefits? Such ass;

  • Potassium
  • Vitamin A
  • Calcium
  • Vitamin C
  • Iron
  • Vitamin B-6
  • Magnesium

Not only are you eating a delicious salad but you are also getting the nutritional benefits.

I hope you enjoy this salad as much as we do!

AboutLily’s Cooking & Home

My story, I met the love of my life when I was 16 and two years later we were married. When we first got married I was not much of a cook, I would buy so many cook books and try recipes over and over again until it would turn out. I never gave up and my husband can tell you I had my share of bad cooking. The more I practiced the better I got. Now we are going on 10 years of happily married. I love to cook and create my own recipe also became a baker, I have also taken interest in doing home design and decor. In my blog I would love to share with you the recipes I create, recipes I find and love to share also tips for home decor and ideas.

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