No Cook Chicken Club Salad Recipe (And a Week's Worth of Quick Dinner Meals)3:00 AM
I love chicken salad. I hate how much it costs to buy at the deli. I found a quick and easy way to create a yummy chicken salad with NO COOKING. It's delicious, and takes just a few ingredients to whip up in minutes.
First, you'll need a rotisserie chicken. I buy mine from Walmart or Sam's Club. For less than $5, I had a big, plump, skin-on chicken that I could store in the fridge until I was ready to eat it. (Chicken breast from the deli costs much more than this per pound, so this is a great bargain.)
Next, after the chicken had chilled, I cut just the breast portion from the bird. I removed most of the skin, but left a few pieces for both color and flavor. I then diced it into large chunks.
Now, I got my bacon ready. Since this is a NO COOK recipe, you can use pre-cooked bacon products. I happened to have some leftover bacon on hand from another meal I prepared earlier in the week, so I crumbled it up. (Note: Anytime I cook bacon, I do a full pound at least. Then, I have bacon ready for omelets, casserole, you name it.)
Next, I prepared my "dressing." This is a simple mixture of one-half parts salad dressing (like Miracle Whip -- NOT Mayo) and one half part sour cream. You'll want to make enough to coat your chicken and bacon mixture.
Then, add in your fresh "club" toppings. I used heirloom cherry tomatoes sliced in half, and you can also add green onions, celery, or avocado. Be sure to lightly toss in these fresh produce toppings after you've mixed the dressing into your meats. Otherwise, you could end up smooshing the soft stuff (like avocados and tomatoes). You can also mix in a little salt and pepper to taste.
Now, you have a simple and delicious salad to eat on lettuce or pieces of bread. Adjust the ingredients to what you have on hand, and remember that the rotisserie chicken makes it fool-proof in getting juicy chicken that won't get dry. (I store my chicken salad in the fridge for up to 4 days with no issues!) -- And until Rotisserie Chicken is on Rollback for $4.98, regularly $5.98
Ready for the rest of the week's meal plan? Since I'll be in the hospital delivering a baby later this week, many of the items have been prepared in advance and pulled from the freezer.
No Cook Chicken Club Salad Sandwiches (above)
V8 Spicy Hot Sausage Stew
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Garden Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Cheesy Seafood and Sweet Corn Wraps
(Hubby doesn't like Seafood, so we'll have a chicken breast wrap option for him)
Fresh Homemade Salsa
Taco Chicken Veggie Stew
Easy Steamed Garlic Mussels with Crusty Bread
Do you have a favorite, easy recipe that you will be having this week? Share a link to it in the comments!
As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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