Thursday, August 19, 2010

Kiwi Chicken Salad-Foodie Friday

     I was going through my recipe box last week looking for something different (and cool) to make for dinner. I found my recipe for Kiwi Chicken Salad. I had forgotten how good it tastes and how pretty it looks. Enjoy!


4 cups cooked chicken shredded ( I prefer to boil boneless skinless chicken breasts with 1 tsp. of rosemary and a pinch of salt, but you could use any cooked chicken)
1 small green or yellow pepper, chopped
1-11 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained
1/2 cup mayonaise (I used light)
3 Tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted (you can see how to toast nuts on this post)
1 T. lemon juice
2 kiwi, peeled, sliced lengthwise and then cut each slice in half
salt and pepper to taste

Cook chicken until very tender. Drain, cool and shred.

     Add pepper, oranges, lemon juice, almonds and mayonaise and stir gently. Add kiwi, salt and pepper and mix. Chill until ready to serve. My husband likes his in a sandwich. I prefer mine with a little bit of lettuce and crackers.

I'm joining Michael @ Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday.
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Jen @ said...

Wow - what a cool recipe! I love the combination. I am going to have to try that Sue. Yummy!


Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Hi Sue - What a refreshing summer time salad. Happy FF.


B. said...

Oh My word. I love chicken salad and never seen this one before. It looks so cool and refreshing

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Now that looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

I like the idea of the mandarins and kiwi in your salad - looks lovely!

Roberta said...

This looks wonderful! I have some cooked chicken in the frig and you've inspired me to do something different today. Thanks for stopping by Sue and good luck with those decisions! xoRoberta

nannykim said...

Yum--sounds great. I no longer do mayo except for a 1/2 tsp here and there---but it surely looks wonderful.

The Fajdich Times said...

Great summer salad. I like the kiwi!! I always use grapes:)

House and Garden Boutique said...

Wow, that looks so good......yumo. And easy to make too.

Unknown said...

I LOVE chicken salad!


dee dee said...

Now this sounds just yummy! I've never had kiwi in a chicken salad before. I love the styling on your plate!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Such a beautiful salad, and it sounds delicious too! I'll have to make this one for sure. Thanks for a great recipe! Have a wonderful weekend, xo, Andrea

Rettabug said...

I would have never thought to put kiwi in there but it looks absolutely scrumptious! I'm with you...give me a bed of lettuce & some crackers with it any day. Now I'm hungry...again!

I'm still cooking down tomatoes. We had Wives with Knives roasted tomato soup last night. OMGosh, is it good!!

koralee said...

Yummmmadoodles... amazing. How can I be hungry for this at 7am in the morning? Thank you for all your sweet are a dear friend. xoxo

DUTA said...

Salads interest me a lot as I am on diet, and salads take up a large part on my menu. Your kiwi chicken salad looks very tempting to me (without the mayonnaise). As usual, your arrangement of the food on the plates , and the pictures of it are awsome.

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Rettabug said...

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Dena Pickle said...

OMG that sounds to die for delicious!
I'm convinced. It is now added to my recipe card stash!
Sweet Pickles and Chocolate

Monica H said...

I've never thought to put kiwi in chicken sald but it looks really good and the color is nice. It's a fruit I don't eat nearly enough.

nannykim said...

Ps. I am doing a ps here so you don't count me twice on your drawing. Your doggie is so cute in that pic you have up on the side!!