Delicious 10-minute Chicken Salad with Meyer Lemon Honey Mustard Dressing

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When Peter saw me typing up the title for the blog, he interjected, “Not just ‘delicious,’ it’s fantastic.  Why did I bother driving to Yountville when I can have this right at home?”  That’s nice.  He is certainly an appreciative customer, and of course, biased.  But this simple and scrumptious dish is one of my own favorites from the many recipes I have posted.  

I am finally going to start exercise more conscientiously now.  I only have 5 to 6 weeks to get back in shape, not only for the second season of Marco Polo which will start shooting in June, but also for the pretty summer dresses that no longer fit me.  I have to face the reality that my decades long, often intense relationship with nuts and cheeses has become unhealthy and is no longer good for me.  It will have to stop, especially those midnight rendezvous which I always regret in the morning — I don’t mean to stop seeing each other entirely, that would be too unbearable — but we will just be friends, for now at least.  When I turn 80, if I’m lucky to get there, I will rekindle my old flame like there is no tomorrow.

For now, I must try to develop a love for baby carrots — a rebound fling.

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10-minute Chicken Salad with Meyer Lemon Honey Mustard Dressing

Ingredients for the Dressing:

Juice from 1 large Meyer lemon

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

2 teaspoon coarse ground Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon honey

1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste

Ingredients for the Salad:

2 to 2.5 oz Organic Herb Salad Mix

1 roasted chicken breast (I used Costco roast chicken)

1 avocado, diced

1/3 long English cucumber, thinly sliced

3/4 to 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

Fresh corn kernels from 2 corns, cooked or roasted

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Preparation:

Mix all ingredients for the dressing in a bowl.

Grill, roast or cook the corn and shave the kernels off with a serrated knife.  The quickest way is to cook it in boiling water on high for 2 to 3 minutes.  I wok charred 1/4 of the kernels on high heat for a minute or so.  

Lay a bed of herb salad mix in the salad bowl.  Top with slice the chicken breast cucumber, tomatoes avocado and the corn.  Pour in the dressing and give it a light toss. 

The recipe makes two large main course servings.

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If you like this one, be sure to try the Chinese chicken salad!

3 thoughts on “Delicious 10-minute Chicken Salad with Meyer Lemon Honey Mustard Dressing

  1. 你的马可波罗在哪个台上演呢?不好意思,我没什么时间看电视,所以不知道。但既然有你的电视剧,我是要去捧场的!😍😍😍😍😍😍

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  2. 虽然我来报到,主要是为了读你的博文。但这一个dish,我倒是真心地想试试。

    当然,可以想见,这么懒的我,最后很有可能终结于,从Costco买来一包现成的salad菜,加上Costco在味道、价格和帮助懒人的性价比之上,无比优越的烤鸡所牺牲的一点漂亮的胸肉……也许,我还可以从冰箱哪个角落里找到一颗,若干月以前完全不熟,现在依然成了我发小儿级的、干瘪了的Avacado……那,就算我还原度最完美之作了。😄😄😄😄😄😄😄

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