Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Chicken Salad Mini Pitas... Makeover

So, I made some Chicken Salad for my son a while back, and I wanted to do something different this time. I got some ideas online, but ended up doing my own thing. I think it tasted better than my first recipe. My son enjoyed it too! Things I like about this recipe: I really like using the mini pitas because they're the perfect size for his little hands! I like that when the chicken salad is put with some kind of bread, pasta, or grain, it makes a complete, well-rounded meal. You have grain, protein, veggies, and fruit in this recipe! I also like that it is relatively easy to make since you put most of the ingredients in the food processor. If you are used to a chunkier chicken salad, you don't have to use the food processor. You can just chop up your ingredients to the size you prefer, or only pulse a couple of times using the food processor. :) 

Ooh! I almost forgot... I also mixed some of this salad with some pasta and my son loved it that way too! 
Enjoy! 

Makes about 2 cups 

Ingredients:
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 apple, peeled and cored
1/2 cup celery
1 carrot, shredded
1-1/2 tbsp mayo
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning*
1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg*
1/8 tsp garlic powder*
1/8 tsp onion powder*
1 tbsp orange juice (lemon juice would be good here too)
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook chicken breast as desired. I put mine in a steamer basket over a pot of boiling water and I sprinkled it with the dried spices. Once chicken is cooked, let it cool, then chop it. Also chop apple and celery. Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until you achieve your desired consistency. Cool salad in the fridge until ready to serve. You can also serve this warm. You can serve this as a sandwich, in pitas, as a wrap, or mixed with pasta or rice. 

*Note about spices: You can use any spices you like, or none at all and it will still taste good. I don't really measure my spices when I add them, so the measurements listed are approximate. I usually just do a sprinkle or a pinch here and there, until I think it tastes good. ;) 

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15 comments:

Design it Chic said...

Ooo this is something we would dig.. will note it down!
Happy Wednesday!

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Yaya said...

Mmmm that sounds good!

Momma G.Love said...

I love chicken salad! Looks yummy!

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The Neffs said...

Thanks for sharing! I heart chicken salad. And have been thinking of it recently. I love the idea of using pits too! I will have to try this! Have a great day!

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

visiting from SITS. love finding new things to do with CHICKEN! have a great day!

Lisa Anne said...

They look so cute an yummy!!

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Erica said...

Yummy!

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Melissa B. said...

Thanks so much for sharing this...I do love stuffed pitas of all varieties!

Gabrielle said...

Those are so cute!! Delicious I'm sure!

{ L } said...

Yummmm, this sounds fabulous