Wednesday, May 21, 2008

It's Probably Just a Food Baby. Did You Have a Big Lunch?

We had chicken salad croissant sandwiches for dinner. Yum. They were good. I could eat them all day. I don't remember where I got this recipe. I've had it forever but only made it a couple times. I will be making it more often, however. I have changed a few things from the original recipe and have it for you here. Did I mention, yum?

Chicken Salad

1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved
2 apples, peeled and chopped (or, about 1/2 cup red grapes, halved)
2 stalks celery, diced
1 tablespoon green onion, chopped
2/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
a couple grinds fresh black pepper

In a large skillet, pour 1 inch deep water and bring to
a bare simmer. Add chicken breasts. Gently poach until
internal temperature reaches 170 degrees, 8-10 minutes.
Remove chicken, let cool 5 minutes. Cut chicken into
small pieces.

In large bowl toss apples, celery and green onion. In a
small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, salt and
pepper until well blended.

In a small skillet, toast curry powder over high heat,
about 2 minutes. Stir curry into mayonnaise mixture.
Add chicken and mayonnaise mixture to apples, celery
and green onions. Fold together with a rubber spatula.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to chill
and allow flavors to blend.

Serve on a bed of lettuce or on croissants as a sandwich.

Also, one of my best friends from Back In The Day, Kaja, just posted this recipe for No-Bake Cookies on her blog today. Heavens I hadn't had them in many a year, so of course I had to make some. I wonder if they're just like, a Utah thing. No one I've talked to here has ever heard of them.

No-Bake Cookies

2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons cocoa
1 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups quick oats

Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan, for one minute.
Remove from heat and add peanut butter and vanilla. Fold in oats.
Scoop out onto wax paper and allow to set.

I like to put mine in the freezer! Yum! And kind of weird!


Kaja said...

just looking at that picture of no-bake cookies makes me want to make some,slow down! i have to wait until next week at least. that's the problem - they're so EASY! I hope you loved them.

Morgan Jane said...

Okay, so the chicken looked good, I'll have to try it. I'm especially excited about the addition of curry. And as for no-bake cookies, I love those! So it's not a Utah thing, although it may be a 'rural USA' thing.

Ryan Southwell said...

Cara, our family LOVES no-bake cookies...and just to ruin the appetite for something delicious, we call them "Gorilla Poops". Still delicious, despite the name!