After 7 days of rich, tasty, Cajun food, I had to create a light meal to eat today. Salad being one of my favorite foods to eat, was the perfect choice. Now, I am not just talking about a plain, boring, salad.
I am talking about a Smoked Chopped Chicken Salad. And yes people, if you don’t own a smoker a grill would work as well.
I started out with a bunch of fresh vegetables. I have romaine lettuce, green leaf lettuce, tomatoes, hot house cucumbers, peppers, green onions, celery and any other vegetables you may want to add. Sometimes I add garbanzo beans to this salad, I was out, so no beans today.
You must chop everything up. Rinse the lettuce, and spin it if you have a salad spinner. I remove all the seeds from the tomatoes and cucumbers to prevent the salad from becoming wet.
Add the chop smoked chicken, all those great cheeses and top with your favorite dressing and enjoy.
Smoked Chicken Chopped Salad
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
4 Smoked Chicken Breast, skinned removed, chopped (recipe below)
4 eggs, boiled, chopped
1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
1 head of green leaf lettuce, chopped
1 hot house cucumber, peeled, seeded, chopped
4 Roma tomatoes, seeded, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 bunch of green onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
4 oz. Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
4 oz. Parmesan cheese, shredded
4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 tbsp. black pepper
1/2 tbsp. creole seasoning
Toss everything in a bowl, mix well and serve.
4 bone-in, skin-on chicken breast
1/2 c. soy sauce
3 cup. water
1 tbsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. creole seasoning
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. onion powder
1 tbsp. chopped ginger
Rinse chicken, place into a large bowl, cover with all ingredients and marinate overnight or at least four hours. Smoke breast 250 degrees for 1 1/2 hours are until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Remove from smoker, allow chicken breast to rest, then remove skin, bones and chop chicken.