You are going to love this easy chicken salad. Tart dried cherries add a sweet tang to this Chicken Salad in Lettuce Cups is a delicious rotisserie chicken salad, you'll make over and over again!
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Rotisserie Chicken Salad
Why yes, this is another recipe using rotisserie chicken. Perhaps I should change the name of the blog to "I Buy a Rotisserie Chicken Once a Week and Here is What I do With It." It has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? Though I suppose it's a tad long. Even as I am typing this in, I went grocery shopping this morning and there is a rotisserie chicken chilling out in my fridge.
Tonight's dinner will use the legs and thighs in a riff on Zuni Cafe's Roasted Chicken and Bread Salad and tomorrow the breast meat is going into a curried chicken salad. The bones get stashed in the freezer until I have enough to make stock or sometimes they get tossed into a chicken soup, just to add some of that bone broth goodness.
Easy Chicken Salad
Of course, you could easily roast your own chicken and I do all the time, but there is something about grocery shopping day, that just makes me want to not cook. Luckily there are so many uses for a rotisserie chicken, I don't feel bad about buying one! Check out at the end of the post for some more ways I use rotisserie chicken!
I found this easy Chicken Salad in Lettuce Cups at Cooking Light. It's super easy and what intrigued me were the dried cherries! They really added a tart sweetness to the salad. This makes a lovely lunch or even a light dinner with a glass of chardonnay. Now, as is the case with a lot of Cooking Light recipes, the serving size is pretty small. It says that it serves 6. It only served 4 of us.
Chicken Salad in Lettuce Cups
- 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
- 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 cups shredded skinless , boneless rotisserie chicken breast
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 6 green onions , white and light green parts, chopped
- 6 Bibb lettuce leaves
- 1/3 cup tart dried cherries
- Combine the mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken, parsley and onions. Toss to combine. Place a lettuce leaf on each plate and divide the chicken salad among the plates. Top with the cherries.
Some other salads made using rotisserie chicken: