I mentioned yesterday that I have been in a chicken mood lately. I think this is not only because I found a really good deal on chicken, but also because we are headed into the heat of the summer.
Yesterday it was in the 90’s here in Oklahoma and there is something about the heat that makes me want to eat lighter meals like grilled chicken or a simple sandwich. So, today I have another chicken recipe for you.
Today’s recipe was inspired by a recipe I saw in Cooking Light. I had to change it up with what I had on hand, but I loved the idea of chicken salad mixed with the flavors of a Caesar salad.
Some in my family like their chicken salad mixed together and not chunky. Do any of your kids have texture issues with their food? Yeah, mine do too. So, I made mine in the food processor to chop it finely, but you can just mix this all together by hand as well.
The flavors in this blend together so well and I think you could easily change this up and add other things to it. This is a simple meal perfect for summer lunches or a quick dinner.
And a quick note. You all know I love menu planning. It has saved me so much time and money over the years. This Thursday, June 13, at 3 pm CST, I will be joining Life as Mom(@fishmama) and Laura from I’m an Organizing Junkie (@orgjunkie) for a twitter chat all about menu planning and why we love it. If you are on twitter you can follow me @lynnskitchenadv. We would love to have you join us.
Caesar Style Chicken Salad Sandwiches
- 3-4 cups cooked chicken
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce ( I used gf soy sauce)
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
- 1-2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
- Combine ingredients in a food processor and pulse a few times to blend. ( You can also chop chicken finely and stir in remaining ingredients)
- Serve on bread as sandwiches or with crackers.
Adapted from Cooking Light