Instead of taking your wife or mother out to dinner on Mother’s Day and having to fight the crowds, why not honor her by making a delicious Smart Chicken salad at home!
4 boneless, skinless Smart Chicken breasts
4 boneless, skinless Smart Chicken thighs
Extra-virgin, first cold-pressed olive oil
1 (15-ounce) can mixed vegetables, drained and rinsed
1 (15 ounce) can of sweet corn, drained and rinsed
2 hard-boiled eggs, diced
1/2 - 1 teaspoon creole or Cajun seasoning
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 medium sweet onion, diced tiny
1/2 to 1 cup mayonnaise, depending on how creamy you like your salad
1 Tablespoon prepared mustard
3/4 cup toasted crumbled pecans, optional
1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon, optional
Salt and pepper to taste
Whole lettuce leaves. Shredded or leaves left whole, optional
Serves 4 to 6.
Substitutions- If you prefer frozen vegetables over canned, you can substitute the following:
1 (12 ounce) bag frozen vegetables, prepared according to package directions and cooled
1 (12-ounce) bag frozen corn prepared according to package directions and cooled.
Note: Pocket or pita bread is a great pairing with this salad as are Hawaiian dinner rolls.