Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Curried Chicken Salad

Yikes! I've been gone awhile. So sorry. Life gets busy at times. :)
Today I want to share one of my husband's all-time favorite recipes. He requests it all the time and has told me more than once that I can make it once a week if I want to. LOL. If you like curry and you eat chicken, you'll love this recipe.

Ingredients you'll need: 

3 cups cooked and cubed chicken breasts
1 medium apple, finely chopped
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
2 T. golden raisins
2 T. dried cranberries
1/2 fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup apricot preserves
2 T. curry powder
1 T. Dijon mustard
1/2 t. salt
1/4 to 1/2 t. pepper
lettuce leaves OR rice (whichever one you'd like to serve the curried salad on)

Directions and Ramblings:
In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. 
(This particular day, I was getting lunch ready early and in stages around my little guy's play time, nap time, etc. I put the ingredients together, covered the container and stuck it in the fridge til later. I saved the apple to chop just shortly before I was ready for the final prep so that it wouldn't turn brown.)

While my little guy was sleeping, I pre-mixed the spices and set out the non-refrigerated items I would need.

After the little guy's nap and shortly before the bigger guys got home from their workout, I finally got around to mixing those first five ingredients. :) Everything happens in short increments these days. LOL. Any other moms out there relating to this? 

Add the yogurt, preserves, curry mustard, salt and pepper; toss to coat. 

Serve on lettuce leaves or rice. 

One of these days, if I ever get to my own home again (sigh), I'm going to have to re-take all these final pictures so they look prettier. The rented condo dishes just aren't doing it for me. :)

Hope you like the recipe! It's so fast and easy to make and so, so tasty! This recipe serves 4. However, I normally double it because it makes awesome leftovers and my husband goes through it so fast. :)

Let me know how you like it if you try it! 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday Feature: Naptime Crafters Does It Again! :)

Oh my goodness! Have you seen this little dream kitchen for a little girl over at Naptime Crafters?? 

You have to check out her post for all the details. This little kitchen even has running water!! This makes me kinda hope this baby-on-the-way is a girl just so we can do something like this! :) Of course...if my boys show an interest in being a little chef, we could always do a manly kitchen. :D 

Hope you have a great Labor Day weekend! I'll be back on Monday. :D 

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