Monday, June 2, 2014

California Fruited Chicken Salad

This is a perfect dish on a summer day!  Family reunions, dinner out on the deck, or just a quiet picnic for two in your favorite place.   I had my first taste of this in California, hence the name.  Use fresh or canned fruit, and don't forget the olives, green pepper and red onions!

California Fruited Chicken Salad
2 cups cubed chicken
1 cup diced celery
 1/4 c. diced green pepper
1 T. finely minced onion
15-oz can pineapple tidbits, drained
11-oz can mandarin oranges, drained
1 c. red or green grapes
1/3 c. mayonnaise
1/2 t. prepared mustard
   OR 1/2 t. curry powder
1/4 c. sliced olives
Mix gently together and serve over a bed of lettuce.

If you're camping or picnicking, just pop a couple of marinated, pre-grilled chicken breasts in the cooler.
Assemble the remaining salad ingredients in a large zip-lock baggie.

Add the mayo and mustard, lightly toss to coat everything, and serve on a bed of lettuce.  Oh, man!  So tasty, and so refreshing.  This and more family favorite recipes can be found in the 3rDegree Cookbook, Home Cookin' (see it on the sidebar).

The perfect picnic meal in the perfect picnic place, and, I may add... on the PERFECT quilt.  (See that story HERE!)

the Momma

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