Thursday, January 23, 2014

Paleo Chicken Salad with Green Grapes

One good thing about snow days - I don't have to teach school - so, I make them count by going into "test-kitchen" mode. We've been out of school all week, and we have been eating very well!

I used to love making chicken salad with green grapes and TONS of Hellman's mayo and sugar, yes, sugar...... I really like this better. It doesn't take long for tastes to change!

I cooked 6 healthy chicken breasts in a skillet with a tight-fitting lid, in 2 TBSP coconut oil and 1/4 cup water. I'd also sprinkled the chicken with just a little sea salt and black pepper. I took the id off and turned them over now and then. I cooked them until done, then let them cool off while I put the following ingredients into a big mixing bowl:

2/3 cup white onion, diced
1 cup celery, diced
2 cups green grapes
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp basil
1 TBSP organic black sesame seeds

In a small bowl, I stirred up:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup organic coconut milk from a can

I poured this mixture into the large bowl.
I cut up the chicken and stirred it in.
I put the chicken salad into the fridge to get cold.

We ate it on romaine lettuce.

If you don't feed huge appetites, this recipe easily halves.

                                    This stuff is much better for you than the old stuff was!