Summer already feels like it’s just flying by! We’ve been keeping busy with finishing up our kitchen renovation and running around with the kids. Olivia graduated and will be heading off to university in the fall and Bridget has been helping at a local horse stable. I’ve been working and getting lots of use of my new kitchen. It’s a dream to cook in and was well worth the stress and money!
Since it’s often just John and I around, I’ve been looking for recipes that serve two people. I found an awesome recipe for Mustard Chicken Salad on the Chicken Farmers of Canada website. I loved that it’s lighter, packed full of healthy veggies and protein and isn’t short on flavour. I’ve been known to use mustard as a dipping sauce. It pairs perfectly with chicken and this recipe does not disappoint.
The only thing I changed was the jalapeno peppers. My grocery store was out of them. Feel free to add them in if you want some extra heat.
Mustard Chicken Salad
This easy salad recipe is perfect to serve at a backyard BBQ (just double or triple the recipe to feed more people) and also is wonderful for a summer picnic. It keeps nicely in the fridge and the veggies still keep their crunchy texture.
Use up leftover chicken, bake or grill some chicken breasts. Breasts are my favourite cut of chicken and I use them often as main ingredients in my recipes. They are versatile, healthy, tender and flavourful. In this salad, the mustard dressing packs a big punch of flavour without being too overwhelming.
When I’m shopping, I always read the labels and look for the Raised by a Canadian Farmer logo on the chicken I buy. I like knowing where my food comes from. Plus, Canadian chicken is raised to the highest possible standards for food safety and animal care. Quality matters and I know I can count on Canadian chicken to deliver my family an awesome product. If you don’t see the label at your local store, ask a manager and tell them why it matters to you. Hopefully, more retailers will get on board with the program if it’s something Canadians want.
Check out the recipe index on the Chicken Farmers of Canada site. They have lots of lighter chicken meals and salads that are perfect for summer. I recommend bookmarking their page so you can find it quickly when you need some inspiration.
I’d love to hear what summer chicken recipes you are eating these days. I’m always looking for new ones to try!
- 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked, thinly sliced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 4 celery sticks, diced
- 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
- 3 tsp yellow mustard
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp Ranch salad dressing
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Add chicken and vegetables to a medium bowl.
- Add yellow mustard, Dijon mustard and Ranch dressing. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 213Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 548mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 3gSugar: 7gProtein: 21g