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Friday, February 5, 2016

What's For Lunch? Chicken Salad!

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For years, Jason would go out to eat to lunch every single day. Not only was it costly, it really wasn't very healthy either. But, for the past year he has been taking his lunch to work most days, with the occasional dining with co-workers here and there. Peanut butter and jelly, or even lunch meat sandwiches can get boring after a while. I try to plan dinners ahead so I can make extra for his lunch the next morning, but twice a week I get home after 8pm and really don't feel like putting a lot of effort into making a large meal. I found this Chicken Salad recipe on Golden Blossom Honey not too long ago, and think it makes a fabulous make ahead recipe for days when pbj won't cut it and I didn't make enough for leftovers, or don't feel like cooking late at night. 

Chicken Salad

I can make this and store it in an air-tight container for several days, so it's perfect for when I am slacking in the kitchen. The dried cranberries give it a yummy sweetness, and the walnuts a delightful crunch. I love all the different textures in this chicken salad!

Ingredients
Dressing:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/8 cup scallions, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/4 cup craisins or dried cherries
1/4 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
2 cups cooked chicken, cubed (use a rotisserie chicken from the market)
  
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Chicken Salad

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What are some recipes you use for lunch to shake the boredom of the old PBJ sandwich?

  

26 comments:

  1. Cranberries and walnuts are always a good match. I'm headed over to see what else there is on that site. I need to find some good appetizers for the weekend.

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    1. I've been on a real cranberry kick lately, and I do love walnuts. I was just contemplating concocting a cranberry walnut breakfast smoothie because I love that combo so much!

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    2. If you do, let me kno how it turns out. I like that flavor combo too. I like cranberry and orange too.

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  2. Mayo makes everything edible :) You eat dindins very late? I usually don't eat after 6PM but I don't have kids and husband :) In my country the main meal is the midday lunch since we usually work in shifts not till 5PM and dinner is something light, usually a sammich or something like that. Lunch is always a cooked meal in my country, dindins something dry and cold.

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    1. That's interesting, Dezzy! I usually try to have dinner on the table by 6pm, since Jason usually gets home around then. Only twice a week do we eat so late. I can't imagine having a heavy lunch. I think I would feel unproductive afterwards. Breakfast and lunch for me usually consist of smoothies, yogurts and fruits. All very light eats. Then dinner is a bit heavier. I think I'd wake up with hunger pains if I ate so light at dinnertime.

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    2. You would not dear, since you would take enough food for lunch. Most doctors recommend it, since that way you have time during the day to process and digest the heaviest meal, while with heavy dindins you go to bed with belly full and it goes into fat :) But I know that this is impractical in USA because of your working times. Tis also probably one of the reasons why so many Americans are overweight :(

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    3. I know, our work schedules are not to be envied, that's for sure. I remember Oprah talking about not having a single bite to eat after 8pm, not even a single grape, when she is on one of her weight loss journeys. I am sure our work hours definitely contribute to our obesity problem, in addition to consuming processed and prepackaged foods too much :(

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  3. Chicken always works for me. Ugg to getting home that late.

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    1. Yeah, it's not fun coming in the door exhausted, then having to get dinner on the table too!

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  4. This chicken salad looks so good. I make chicken salad and egg salad for my quick go to lunch.

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    1. I have never made my own egg salad before. I think that is definitely going to have to be remedied soon!

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  5. That looks so good. I make chicken salad quite often, but I've never made such a fancy version. Thanks for sharing this!

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  6. This recipe looks great. I love the added craisins/cherries and walnuts. That does sound perfect!

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  7. That looks so wonderful! I love chicken salad, and tuna salad so much. Sometimes I put it on a pita bread.

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  8. I love a good chicken salad! It's such a refreshing lunch or light dinner.

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  9. My oh my, the chicken salad looks amazing! I can't wait to try your recipe.

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  10. I’d agree that it is sometimes difficult to choose what meal to prepare. I’ll definitely give this recipe a try.

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  11. This would be a delicious lunch option. I like to make different salads. I will have to try this recipe this weekend.

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  12. I love chicken salad! I would love to try it with cherries in it, though - great idea!

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  13. Omg. Thats make me hungry.. chicken salad looks so yummy.. i wanna try

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  14. always love to have chicken salad for lunch or dinner. And I bet the honey gives you an extra twist :)

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  15. Mmmmm cranberries! This sounds delish. I need to make this and soon!

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  16. So healthy and delicious! I bet his co-workers are so envious of his home-made lunches!! :)

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  17. I never thought to add honey to chicken salad-what a great idea and this recipe sounds really delicious-and you are using my favorite brand! There is always a jar in my apartment.

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  18. We love chicken salad but I LOVE how delicious this recipe looks and how hearty it is with so many ingredients that combine together for the ultimate chicken salad :) Will have to give this a try soon!

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  19. I eat a lot of chicken. I like finding new ways to prepare it.

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