February 5, 2011

Cilantro Chicken Salad Recipe

I used to hate cilantro, but I must've aquired a taste for it recently because I've been loving everything it's in (especially Chipotle... oh, how I love thee).  I was able to taste this recipe when Beth brought it to the potluck and it was D-licious!  I even brought home some leftovers, which my parents happily gobbled up the moment I walked through the door.

One of the things I love most about this recipe is that it gives me a great way to use leftover chicken (or turkey).  I'm all for anything that makes my life easier in the kitchen!  My dad loves to buy those pre-cooked, whole chickens from the grocery store, and it would be a cinch to turn that into this delicious salad.

This recipe also happens to come from http://www.skinnytaste.com/, though I promise all the recipes I plan to share do not!!  I have to admit that I didn't use the photo from that site because she shows the chicken salad being served in a tomato.  While that's a great low-carb option, I simply cannot endorse it because I despise tomatoes (I don't even like catsup).  Yuck!  Beth served it on rye Wasa crackers, which I loved, but you could also wrap it in a wheat tortilla or even lettuce wraps (maybe with some avacodo.... yum!). 

Not only is this a great meal idea, but it would work really well as a healthy appetizer.  Perhaps for tomorrow's super bowl parties?  Not for me, though... I'm boycotting this year.  As a loyal Bears fan, I simply cannot subject myself to that kind of torture (Go Steelers!).

Cilantro Chicken Salad
  • 7 oz cooked chicken breast, shredded or diced
  • 2 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1 small scallion, chopped
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper
  • pinch garlic powder
  • pinch of cumin
  • pinch of chile powder
  • fat free chicken broth
Combine chicken, mayonnaise, scallions, lime juice, and cilantro. Season to taste with salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, and chile powder. Add a little chicken broth if chicken seams too dry, 1 tbsp at a time.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Yeah! The cilantro chicken salad made it to your blog!! I'm actually planning to make it at some point tonight before all my ingredients go bad for the second time...haha! Beth