Lunch Time! Probably my favorite meal time …
Tool of Choice: Kitchen Aid Food Processor
Ingredients: Left over chicken pieces, celery, apple, raisins, slivered almonds, parsley, plain yogurt and mayo. Spiced with a little salt and curry powder.
So it is early lunch and I am hungry. Thinking about curry on the way home. I love my chicken salad chunky with lots of crunch and interesting bites. I wanted some brightness to the mayo mixture so I added the yogurt for a little tang and hoped the apples would add the sweet crunch.
Easy enough – filled the food processor 1/4 full (after all it is just me) with the following:
o chicken hunks from the left-over Rotisserie Chicken;
o chopped celery — small pieces
o Half a large apple in hunks
o Palm sized amount of raisins and almond slivers
o Tablespoon of both yogurt and mayo
o Salt and curry powder with a dash of extra cumin
Pulse until the desired consistency.
I put the Curried Chicken Salad on top of some left-over slaw (debated about spinach leaves but wanted that bite of cabbage to go with the curry) into 1/2 pita bread. Sliced the remaining apple on the side. YUM. Realized that as a Southern girl – not enough mayo by itself. But I am holding back and trying to save a calorie.
Eating at the dining room table – looking out the south facing window at the leaves of the vine under the portal – swear they are glowing gold. Lunch is over – have to clean up and get back to work.