Alright, I know, everyone makes chicken salad.  So why is mine different, why are you reading this, why oh why.  Well, it is gluten free and made with mayo, but a very special mayo that I found just recently at Costco.  I blogged about it and now I'm posting what I made that day.  I'm once again trying to lose some pounds, yea right.  So, after today I'm again cutting down on the rice and rice products, potatoes and potato products and such.  So no "breads" or "cakes" or "pies" for a while.  Well, after today that is since yesterday I made those yummy Mini mochi cherry pies.  Oh my.
I like chicken salad because it's a kitchen sink kind of meal.  You can add anything as long as you have mayo to bring it all together.  I like adding apples, grapes, onions (red, green, yellow, doesn't matter), celery, olives, radishes, avo slices, cherries etc.  See what I mean.  You just have to pair the right ingredients to make the savory and sweet. Without mayo though it is just chicken with stuff thrown at it. When I found the Just Mayo, it was like reaching nirvana!!  I was so happy that I might have made nummy sounds in the aisle.  

Today I added Apple, celery and green onion and walnuts.  Next time will be the Made in Nature Black Mission dried figs (I got a giant bag of them at Costco and keep them in the refrigerator), green onion and celery.  Or maybe the time after that it will be olives, red onion and pear.  See what I mean, you could even through in some Fritos Corn Chips (they are Gluten free after all!)

I had half of one of those pre-cooked chickens left over and I tore all the meat off.  I then took about some baggies and placed about 1 cup in each, dated them and froze for next time.  I reserved 1 cup for today.

Edit:  Make this with your left over Turkey too!


Chop, mix, and plate.

I also like to squirt some fresh lemon on mine right before I devour it.

Serves : 2



Recipe:


  • 1 cup cooked Chicken or Turkey, cut up into bite size pieces 
  • 1 Stalk Celery
  • 1/2 an Apple
  • 1 stalk green onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped Walnuts
  • 1 TBSP Just Mayo made by Hampton Creek or regular Mayo
  • Lettuce leafs
  • Salt and pepper to taste]
  • Lemon pepper to taste



Dice up the chicken or turkey and place into a bowl
Add the Mayo
Dice the apples, green onion and walnuts
Gently mix
Rip up the lettuce into strips that would hold 2 TBSP of the salad
Plate
I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

Thank you for stopping by and remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,
Tammie
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Nutritional information obtained using CalorieCount.com. Based on 1/2 cup chicken per person.
 
 
We all have comfort food.  Growing up my comfort food was pizza.  Pepperoni pizza.  While I still love pizza, I really have only found one crust that I loved since going gluten free and they would never tell me where they got the crust.  Boo. Once I tasted authentic Asian food however, pizza went right out the window.  At one point there was a noodle house that my friend and I went to all the time all through college.  We would order Nabeyaki  Udon.  When I was sick, I would drive the 23 miles just to get that soup.  It was the place that we laughed, cried and just talked for hours.  The cooks knew us and the waitress never even bothered to ask what we wanted.  It was always the same.  I can't tell you how heart broken I was when they went out of business.  I've had it at other places and it just is not as good.  Then a friend of my to mine took me to Phở (a Vietnamese noodle soup) for the first time in 2006.  Oh. My. Gosh.  My new comfort food.  I love eating this dish.  I love making it too because it is so very simple.   It is filling, it is warm and it is comfort.

You can also make it vegetarian/vegan just by using vegetable broth and omitting the chicken.  The rice noodles you can buy at any market.  Try to get the thicker noodles.  There is a specific Pho noodle but my market doesn't carry it.  I have found that just about any rice noodle will work.

Serves:  1

Recipe:

1 1/2 cups water 
Rice Noodles
1 1/2 cups Chicken Bouillon or Chicken Broth or Vegetable broth
1/4 tsp Fish Sauce
3/4 tsp Hoisin (not gluten free, omit or use a standard bbq sauce)
1 tsp Soy Sauce Gluten Free
1/4 tsp minced Garlic
1/4 tsp minced Ginger
1/2 cup Cooked Chicken cut up


Condiments for After the noodles are done:

1/4 cup or slightly less Mint
2 TBSP Thinly Sliced Onion
large Handful of Bean Sprouts
1 tsp Sriracha Sauce
1 lime cut in half
1/4 cup Cilantro
3-4 Thai Basil Leafs (or regular basil)


Soak the noodles in cool water for 5 minutes.  
Drain water and add broth to noodles
Microwave for 3 minutes. 
Add the Fish Sauce, Hoisin, Soy Sauce, Garlic and Ginger and Cooked Chicken if using
Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes

Add the rest of the Condiments
Enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe.  If you did, leave a comment below.  I also have a YouTube channel where I feature many of my recipes.  If you would like to check it out, click on this link:  Bristlee One

Thank you for stopping by and remember, enjoy life.
It's the one you have,
Tammie
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Nutritional information obtained using Caloriecount.com. Information includes the 1/2 cup cooked chicken.