Jalapeno Lime Chicken Salad

Heaven help me!  I can eat the whole bowl…..in one sitting!   And then some!  It is that good.   Do you remember the jalapeno Lime Slaw I posted?  No?  Well just get on over to the “salad” section and get that recipe – cause it is good by itself served with your burgers, bbq, fresh veggies, on top of your burgers, dogs, etc (I’ll stop now).  This was derived from that recipe without the slaw stuff.

Some people (and I won’t mention your name, Jeff) just don’t like mayonnaise – I can’t even imagine – and some are watching their calories/what they eat, so I thought that the “dressing” from the slaw recipe would make a great “chicken salad” dressing -and boys howdy did it.

To shorten the process, I purchased a roasted chicken, de-boned it, and chopped it up pretty fine.   Threw it in a bowl with everything else needed, and mixed.   This is all about your own taste as to how much of stuff.   You can purchase just the skinless boneless chicken breasts, roast/boil/grill (wouldn’t a seasoned grilled breast be good in this??), whichever you want.  Very versatile recipe.  Just make it if you want a different take on your chicken salad!

Jalapeno Lime Chicken Salad

You will need:

salad

one whole roasted chicken, de-boned or 4-6 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped fine

1/2 purple onion, chopped (more or less depending on your taste of purple onion)

3-4 jalapeno peppers, chopped (seed or don’t, that’s your call as to how much heat you want – you know me – I’m leaving seeds in)

1/2 of a bunch (or more – that’s your call, too) of cilantro, rough chopped

zest of 2-3 limes (depends on how much salad you are making)

juice of 2-3 limes (again-depends on how much salad you make – I used juice of 3 limes for 1 whole chicken shredded and it probably could have used the juice of a 4th lime for my taste)

salt to taste

pepper to taste

Olive Oil – (I drizzle and mix as I go – you want enough to moisten but you don’t want it swimming in oil so this is depending on how moist your chicken is as to how much olive oil you will need)

Mix all together and enjoy!   We serve ours on a bed of shredded lettuce or you could stuff a tomato with it – slice you up some avocado and serve with it -if you are an avocado fan –  man, oh man – you could even add some cumin to the recipe if you want a more Mexican flavor to it but I like mine just like it is!   That lime flavor is a fresh flavor to this recipe along with the cilantro.Hope you like this version!

Football Friday is almost here –  and a new give-a-way is coming soon so get ready.  Its Fall, y’all, and soup time is just around the corner!

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