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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cajun Chicken Salad



This well seasoned chicken salad has a smoky flavor because of the sausage, sweetness from the sun dried tomatoes and apples, crunch with the celery, and brightness from the lemon juice.  It's great as a sandwich, or alone with crackers or over mixed salad greens.



Ingredients:


  • 3 - 4 cups cooked chicken, minced into small pieces
    • (feel free to use a cooked rotisserie chicken or cook your own)
  • 1/3 lb smoked andouille sausage
  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped fine
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 4 green onion tops, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup apple, finely chopped
  • 1 handful sundried tomatoes, chopped small
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • to taste salt, pepper, Creole seasoning


Step-by-step:
Saute chopped onions and andouille sausage in butter until onions are soft and translucent.
1/2 cup onions, chopped fine
1/3 lb smoked andouille sausage
Saute onions in 1 Tbsp butter 

Add smoked sausage and saute until soft. 
Meanwhile, chop sun dried tomatoes, apples, celery, and dice up chicken.
Sun dried tomatoes.  A big handful.
Cooked, rotisserie chicken.
Add the chopped chicken, sausage and sauteed onions to food processor and blend until desired consistency.   I like to leave it it just a little bit chunky.
Add sauteed sausage and onions to chicken
Pulse to blend.
Add other ingredients and then season to taste.
Sun dried tomatoes.
4 Green onions.
1 stalk of celery.
About 1/3 cup apples.
Juice of one whole lemon.
1 cup reduced fat sour cream.
1/4 cup mayo.
Salt, pepper, Creole seasoning.
This chicken salad has a smoky flavor because of the sausage, sweetness from the sun dried tomatoes and apples, crunch with the celery, and brightness from the lemon juice.  It's great as a sandwich, or alone with crackers or over mixed salad greens.
Shown here on a Kaiser roll with butter lettuce, provolone cheese, and a little mustard on the side.

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Written Directions
Saute chopped onions and andouille sausage in butter until onions are soft and translucent. 

Add the chopped chicken, sausage and sauteed onions to food processor and blend until desired consistency.  Add other ingredients and then season to taste.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this on my Pinterest Picnic Board! (http://pinterest.com/rockhavenw/tradition-place-picnics/) I can't wait to try it, and a couple of the other recipes you shared. I'm repinning them. If this is a duplicate comment, just delete one! I'm loving your blog, too! Thanks again!

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    1. Jamie - compliments are always welcome!!! LOL So glad you found my blog. I hope you will become a regular reader. :)

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