BBQ Chicken Salad

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup(s) canned tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey mustard
  • 1 Tbsp spiced seasoning mix, BBQ variety
  • 2 tsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound(s) uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s), pounded 1/4-inch thick
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, or to taste
  • 6 cup(s) chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 cup(s) grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper(s), chopped
  • 1/2 cup(s) canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup(s) canned yellow corn
  • 1/4 cup(s) reduced fat ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup(s) semisoft goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup(s) uncooked scallion(s), chopped

Instructions

Preheat a grill or grill pan to high heat.

In a medium bowl, combine tomato sauce, mustard, BBQ seasoning, sugar, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce; set aside.

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook chicken, flipping once, until almost done, about 2 minutes per side. Next, baste chicken with reserved sauce a few times, flipping on grill while coating both sides with sauce, and cook until done, about 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove chicken to a cutting board and let rest for a few minutes before slicing.

In a large serving bowl, combine lettuce, tomatoes, pepper, beans, corn and dressing; toss to coat. Top salad with chicken; garnish with cheese and scallions. Yields about 2 1/2 cups salad, 3 ounces chicken, 1 tablespoon cheese and 1 tablespoon scallions per serving.

Notes: The BBQ sauce can be made up to 5 days ahead – feel free to play with other types of mustard or seasonings. The chicken can be grilled, sliced and chilled until ready to serve

 

 

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Cobb Salad

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Ingredients

 

  • 3 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 10 cups mixed salad greens

8 ounces shredded cooked chicken breast

2 large eggs, hard-boiled

2 medium tomatoes, diced

1 large cucumber, seeded and sliced

1 avocado, diced

2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled

 ½ cup crumbled blue cheese, (optional)
Preparation:-
  1. Whisk vinegar, shallot, mustard, pepper and salt in a small bowl to combine. Whisk in oil until combined. Place salad greens in a large bowl. Add half of the dressing and toss to coat.
  2. Divide the greens among 4 plates. Arrange equal portions of chicken, egg, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, bacon and blue cheese (if using) on top of the lettuce. Drizzle the salads with the remaining dressing.
  3. Tips: To poach chicken breasts, place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a medium skillet or saucepan and add lightly salted water to cover; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 15 minutes. To shred the chicken, use two forks to pull it apart into long shreds. To hard-boil eggs, place in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and fill the pan with a mixture of cold water and ice cubes; let stand until the eggs are completely cooled.

 

 

 

 

Pasta Salad

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Ingredients

  • 250g pasta shapes
  • 140g frozen peas
     pack parsley, chopped
  • small pack chives, snipped
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
     2 tbsp olive oil

  • extra ingredients (see ideas below)

Method

  1. Cook the pasta, adding the peas for final 2 mins cooking time. Drain, rinse with cold water to cool, then drain again. Tip into a bowl with the chopped herbs, lemon zest and juice, olive oil and plenty of seasoning and mix well. Cover and chill, spooning out portions as and when. If you’re making this for one person, by days 3 and 4 you’ll need to stir in a little olive oil or something creamy to loosen the pasta.

    Recipe Tip

    4 ways to vary it

Chicken satay salad

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp tamari (Japanese Soy Sauce)
  • 1 tsp medium curry powder
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 2 skinless chicken breast fillets (or use turkey breast)
  • 1 tbsp crunchy peanut butter (choose a sugar-free version with no palm oil, if possible)
  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • a little sunflower oil
  • 2 Little Gem lettuces hearts, cut into wedges
  • ¼ cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 1 banana shallot, halved and thinly sliced
  • generous handful coriander, chopped
  • seeds from ½ pomegranate

Method

  1. Pour the tamari into a large dish and stir in the curry powder, cumin, garlic and honey. Mix well. Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally to make 4 fillets in total, then add to the marinade and mix well to coat. Set aside in the fridge for at least 1 hr, or overnight, to allow the flavours to penetrate the chicken.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the peanut butter with the chilli sauce, lime juice, and 1 tbsp water to make a spoon-able sauce. When ready to cook the chicken, wipe a large non-stick frying pan with a little oil. Add the chicken and cook, covered with a lid, for 5-6 mins on a medium heat, turning the fillets over for the last min, until cooked but still moist. Set aside, covered, to rest for a few mins.
  3. While the chicken rests, toss the lettuce wedges with the cucumber, shallot, coriander and pomegranate, and pile onto plates. Spoon over a little sauce. Slice the chicken, pile on top of the salad and spoon over the remaining sauce. Eat while the chicken is still warm.

Baked German Potato Salad Recipe

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  • 12 medium red potatoes (about 3 pounds)
  • 8 bacon strips
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup water, divided
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sweet pickle juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour

Directions

 

  • In a saucepan, cook potatoes until just tender; drain. Peel and slice
  • into an ungreased 2-qt. baking dish; set aside.
  • In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons
  • drippings. Crumble bacon and set aside. Saute onions in drippings
  • until tender. Stir in the brown sugar, 1/2 cup water, vinegar,
  • pickle juice, parsley, salt and celery seed. Simmer, uncovered, for
  • 5-10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine flour and remaining water until smooth; stir into
  • onion mixture. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until
  • thickened. Pour over potatoes. Add bacon; gently stir to coat. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through.

 

8-10 ServingsPrep: 50 min. Bake: 30 min.

Read more: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/baked-german-potato-salad#ixzz36KI24KBo