Christmas is around the corner and this week I will be posting ideas to help you plan the menu for your visiting relatives. I will post lunch, dinner, appetizers, salads and entrée recipes that may not be as traditional for this time of the year, but hey, we are all unique! Today I will work on lunch.
This is one simple recipe that won’t take much time to prepare and as a bonus, you can make two different meals; Chicken Salad and Chicken Sandwich.
Ingredients and Directions: For the Salad
Serve: 10+ salad bowls and approximately 6 to 10 sandwiches
1 Rotisserie chicken (cleaned as I indicated in my Blog under My Cuisine page for the September 1-7, week: Rotisserie Chicken and cut in pieces under 1”
5 Roma Tomatoes (cut in ½ and then diagonally)
1 store bought bunch of scallions cut diagonally
Tzatziki Sauce (instead of Mayonnaise) to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Hack: If you are making a large batch, you can also add 5 hardboiled eggs, 5 stalks of celery and 4 boiled potatoes, all cut in the same size bite pieces.
Additional Ingredients and Directions for the Sandwich
1 bag of multigrain round bread
1 jar of red roasted peppers (drained)
10 slices of Pepper Jack cheese
1 bag of pre-washed spinach
Tzatziki Sauce (instead of Mayonnaise) to taste for your bread spread
Just stack the ingredients up as seen in the photo.
Hack: I use a small ice cream measuring scoop to distribute the chicken salad portions evenly for all the sandwiches.
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