Friday, May 16, 2014

rainbow chicken salad

I have this weird curse where I'm really good at baking and have a knack for making everything look and taste good, but am so not that way with cooking! I swear, something always goes wrong when I try to cook actually meals rather than treats. Weird, right? For this post, it was the dressing that's supposed to go along with the salad. I don't know if I did something wrong, or if the end result was how the dressing was supposed to be, but I was not a fan! Thankfully, the salad itself turned out pretty awesome, and everyone just paired it with their favorite dressing! (Raspberry vinaigrette in my case!)



(I ended up tossing the salad, but leaving the chicken on the side, so everyone could add as much or as little as they want!)

Rainbow Chicken Salad (recipe from Pinch of Yum)

ingredients:
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 cups grapes, halved
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 3 cups curly lettuce, chopped (note: I used a spinach/greens mix)(I also added more lettuce, because the fruit started taking over)
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • ½ cup almonds, chopped or crushed
directions:
  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Sprinkle the chicken with the salt, pepper, and chili powder. Saute in the oil for a few minutes, flipping the chicken now and then to cook through and get a nice golden color on both sides. When the chicken is cooked, remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Cut and prep all the vegetables and fruits. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, cut into bite sized pieces. Place the salad ingredients in a large bowl - you can either arrange the bowl by ingredient, like pictured, or toss everything together. Refrigerate to chill.
note: We ended up getting rotisserie chickens from Costco (super yummy!) and using that instead of sautéing the chicken! You could sub any kind of chicken you want. I bet grilled chicken would be great too!

What's your favorite salad recipe? 
-Kylie

11 comments :

  1. OMG yummm! I definitely would never think of throwing all of these things together! Happy Friday!

    <3, Pamela
    sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  2. I love the idea of putting fruit into a chicken salad! I would have never thought of blueberries and grapes! I am going to have to try this! Have great weekend! :)

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  3. haha ohhh no, it's always so disappointing when cooking doesn't work out! but at least it was just the dressing- the salad looks fabulous!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  4. Yum that salad looks so good!

    Xo
    Brittani and Katie
    www.pleasantlypetite.com

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  5. This looks so yummy!! I love adding fruit to my salads!!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh my yum!! I love fruit in salads!! This looks so delish!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  7. YUM! This looks absolutely delicious... I love having fruit in salads. Thanks for sharing!


    xo, Bekka
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  8. I can totally relate. I'm not the best cook however, my baking skills are much better. I feel your pain ;) Thanks for sharing your tips.

    Stay Styled,

    Lindsey

    http://staystyledoc.com/

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  9. Love grapes in salads! This looks delicious, sorry about your dressing:)

    xx Cara

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  10. I love a good salad recipe!! This one sounds and looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!! Enjoy your weekend!!

    xx. Michelle
    www.themichmix.com

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  11. WOW the pictures are beautiful
    And yummy, I need to try this recipe for sure :)
    Thanks so much for shearing this wonderful tecipe.
    Your blog is great.
    xoxo
    http://stunningchic.com/

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