Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rosemary Chicken Salad

My parents are in Ireland as we "speak."

Lucky dogs. I guess that's what happens when you work 40 years or something like that. I just started working a year ago...I have a long way to go.

There are positives and negatives to my roomies being out of town. One perk? I can make all the messes I want for two whole weeks as long as they are organized by October 8th. One negative? I have no help. No one to put away a dish here, soak a pan there. No one to empty the dehumidifyer or take out the trash.

It's exhausting to be on your own!

That's not to mention cooking for yourself, too. We all know I love to cook, but after a really really long day, the last thing I want to do is come home and stand over a stove for two hours. I refuse!

So, this week and next, I will be (and have been) making things that are quick, delicious, and done in thirty minutes or less. I'm Rachael Ray and this is-- oh wait. Sorry. Got carried away.

But the point remains-- if you have a little bit of time (and some leftover chicken!) then you will be eating this extremely tasty, healthy chicken salad!

What ya need:

About 3/4 pound (or 3 cups) roasted skinless chicken (chopped)
1/3 cup green onions
1/4 cup smoked almonds
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup light mayo
1 tsp fresh rosemary
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Pinch of Salt
Crack of Pepper
Fresh bread for sammies!

What ya do:
1. Okay this is really difficult, so pay attention. Combine everything EXCEPT the bread. Spread on bread. Ta-da! You've got yourself a light dinner, a filling lunch and an extra half hour to watch Bravo TV... or maybe that's just me.

Have a lovely (hopefully dry) Thursday!! Ta-Ta 


Anonymous said...

haha I love this post, made my giggle. I love your Chicken Salad, looks really easy and really healthy. I know what you mean about coming home and not wanting to stand over the stove and cook. It gets so exhausting to live by yourself! haha

Tiffany said...

Thanks for posting this chicken salad, I love rosemary and I love that you made this on the light side. Enjoy your time alone!

Monet said...

I know Ryan loves my baking...but I sure do love his dishwashing skills! It can be hard when you have to do everything on your own! This chicken salad looks so flavorful and refreshing. We're still so warm here in Austin, so this would make a wonderful lunch. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I'm jealous of your parents' trip. And this chicken salad. I love lighter and quicker meals :) Definite winner in my book! PS, I've got a giveaway going on that I think you might be interested in :) Stop by and check it out!

MJ said...

LOL....loved this post!

Carolyn said...

Enjoy the week with the house to yourself! Your chicken salad looks fantastic.

Unknown said...

I've been working for 30 years and am still a long way from traveling to Ireland (though Italy will be my choice of destination). Of course deciding to adopt internationally sucked all the money we had like an industrial strength steroid-pumped-up vacuum.

Anyway, the chicken salad looks fantastic. I love the little tart bites of craisins (don't I see those in there?).

Thomas Andrew said...

This chicken salad sounds wonderful. I might omit the almonds though. :-)