One of my family's favourite summer meals is a hot chicken salad.
There's really no directions per se....it's whatever you want to add to your salad will work.
Tonight's salad includes:
2 chicken breasts(the boys had already eaten so I only needed 2 pieces of chicken)
red and yellow peppers
bacon strips(I usually cut them up,but didn't this time)
2 cloves of garlic
and the secret ingredient....(read along and you'll find out what it is...)
In a frying pan with some olive oil start to cook your chicken. Cover the chicken
with the secret ingredient.
Grate the garlic cloves over the chicken and sprinkle with kosher salt and pepper.
Cook for a few minutes before adding the vegetables.
One of my favourite "secrets" is to use salad dressings as
marinades or quick sauces. Western family has a sweet onion
sauce that is spectacular to use with chicken as is their house
dressing(which is beautiful when used over salmon and then
So...the secret ingredient is....Kraft Pesto Parmesan Olive
Add the red peppers, yellow peppers, bacon, mushrooms(and
whatever else you may have)....
Stir frequently and sautee the vegetables and chicken until each
are thoroughly cooked.
Meanwhile in a salad bowl add butter lettuce(or whatever
lettuce you have on hand) tomatoes and cucumbers.
Add a couple tbsp of the Pesto Parmesan to the salad. Add
some pepper and a sprinkle of kosher salt. At this point
other members of your family will begin to congregate
in the kitchen and ask you what glorious food you are
When the chicken and vegetables are cooked, serve over the
salad. Top with some grated cheese(if you so desire)...serve
with a glass of merlot(or in our case a Bud Lime) and you
have a fantastic, easy and succulent Hot chicken salad.