Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ranch Chicken Salad... Salad - 52 Uses for a Rotisserie Chicken

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Not duplicate word, it is indeed a Chicken Salad (and a very good one).  But add the spinach and fixins for a salad (BACON, Tomatoes and Ranch Dressing) and you have a Chicken Salad that is also a Salad!

And it works GREAT as a sandwich!

I had been asked to provide a tray of sandwiches,  This little recipe made 21 Sandwiches and I still had enough left over to make this a quick easy lunch for my Sous Chef (my wife) and me.

And of course, all made especially easy with a pre-cooked, pre-seasoned Rotisserie Chicken!


OK... Here's what I did...

Ranch Chicken Salad... Salad

  • Meat from the Breasts (3-4 Cups) of a Rotisserie Chicken, deboned and diced
  • 3 Medium Roma Tomatoes, Diced
  • 2 Cups Baby Spinach
  • 1 Cup Crispy Cooked Bacon, Crumbled
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonaisse
  • 1/4 Cup Ranch Dressing
  • 2 Medium Ambrosia Apples, Diced (certainly can sub your favorite crisp sweet apple)
  • 10 Pitas Warmed, cut into thirds, split to open pocket
  • Sprinkle of Paprika for Garnish
Cooking Directions
  1. Assemble all of your ingredients, dice and remove stems and cook the bacon.
  2. Mix everything (except the Pitas), adding the Mayo and Dressing last, carefully folding the wet ingredients into the dry.
  3. Fill each Pita Pocket with a couple of TBS of the salad.  Garnish with a sprinkle of Paprika.
  4. Serve Chilled and ENJOY!


This recipe has been added to my growing list of "52 Uses For a Rotisserie Chicken"  (Now close to 100!)...I am so confused... $5.49 for a fully cooked, fully seasoned Oven Roasted, Rotisserie Chicken. Yet shop in the raw meat department and most raw chickens are at best $8 each and usually far closer to $10. Anyone have an answer??? Me either. So, I can either rail against the machine, or learn to embrace the beauty that is the $5 chicken! In this pin are recipes I have made, and recommend. MORE than 52 (I just can't stop)..
You get the idea.  From Scratch Pizza to Chinese Take Out recipes, Lots of Soups and Chili... Appetizers to Main Courses (Still can't find a dessert, but I am looking).  More than enough ideas for that store nought bird to shine with just a little extra work


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