Tis the season of great produce. Everything is sprouting up and more and more fruits and vegetables are approaching their peak season. It’s time to put aside the slow-cooker and pull out new recipes such as this Springtime Chicken Salad. Enjoy!
- 3 chicken breast, organic, free range
- 1 1/2 cups celery, organic
- 4 mandarin oranges, diced
- 1/4 cup almond slivers
- 1 cup halved green grapes, organic
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- salt and pepper to taste
Marinate the chicken breast in orange juice over night.
The following day, or 4-6 hours later, boil chicken on medium for 25 minutes, or until cooked through. Drain chicken and set aside to cool.
While chicken chills, chop the celery, mandarin oranges, and grapes. MIx all ingredients together, including almonds. Shred chicken by hand or with forks and add to the mix. Lastly, add mayonnaise and salt and pepper. Add more or less to your preference. If you intend to keep the chicken salad over a few days, have some mayonnaise on the side to add later, to prevent it from tasting dry.
Enjoy this over a bed of greens or just plain. Perfect for a picnic, wedding shower, packed lunch, etc.
Cheers to you and good health,