Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Chicken Salad with Lemon Dressing

Anyone out there still interested in my washed-up, never-written-on, has-been blog? Do I see any hands? No? I'm not sure if any person in their right mind is still coming back here to see if there have been any updates...if you indeed exist, sorry I've let you down for weeks on end.

Forward ho and moving on!...

In my book, making a big ol' batch of chicken salad means summer is in full swing. There is something that is just delightful about having some picnic food at the ready for when the urge for outdoor, simple eating strikes during the warm months. Here's a doozy I've loved for years. It's fresh and easy, so give it a whirl!

First, you'll need to poach your chicken. Poaching ensures that the meat is moist and tender, so don't skip this step! Boil enough water to cover the chicken breasts, cover and simmer for 5 minutes on each side. Remove from heat, uncover, and let the chicken sit in hot water for 45 minutes.

While you're poaching your chicken, combine all of the other ingredients. Once the chicken is poached, dice it into cubes and add it to the dressing mix. Refrigerate until cool.

Ingredients
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1 TBSP dill weed
1/2 tsp lemon zest
2 TBSP lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
2 chicken breasts

Directions
1. Poach chicken: boil enough water to cover the chicken breasts, cover and simmer for 5 minutes on each side. Remove from heat, uncover, and let the chicken sit in hot water for 45 minutes.
2. Combine all other ingredients.
3. Dice poached chicken into cubes and add chicken to the dressing mix.
4. Refrigerate.

10 comments:

bea said...

ohyes. we are here :D congratiolations with the little one! He is gorgeous. ..and the slippers were made in seven - i tell you SEVEN pairs as easterpresents for my nieses ^^ fastlane? no. motherlane :D

Colleen MacDonald said...

I'm still here! I totally understand abandoned blog syndrome as I suffer from that myself; especially in the summer when there's so much to do!

Your chicken salad sounds (and looks) fabulous!

Dave B. said...

I still think poaching is weird; something about boiling chicken creeps me out.

Rachel Lynn said...

Chicken salad is the perfect simple summer food. I like to add crushed slivers of almonds to mine. Delish!

Princess Martha said...

Yummo...we all abandon our blogs & wonder if we talk to no-one after it, haha ;-)

amylouwho said...

Maternity leave is totally acceptable. I sort of did it. I think it's good to step back into real life wholeheartedly without the distraction of the computer.

Can't wait to make this chicken salad. ONE OF MY SUMMER FAVES TOO!! Are you surprised, my dear twin-separated-at-birth?

Jessica said...

im still here!! love you and your blog :)

Cherry Heart Designs said...

You are on my blog role, so I am also still here! I was just thinking of making chicken salad, great post!

Alexis said...

Yum! Don't worry about letting anyone down, just have fun with your sweet baby and pop in when you feel like it!

Sheri said...

The chicken salad is delicious! Thanks so much... we've enjoyed it a few times already this summer. :)