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Friday, June 20, 2008

Lunch by the Pool

I had a friend over for lunch by the pool. Going through the options in my mind, I decided to make chicken salad. I had some fresh dill on the front porch begging to be used. The basis for my salad was the tuna salad recipe my husband told me about, and that I have been making for the past ten years or so. Lunch turned out really well. My friend brought a pasta salad that was very good. She used tri colored pasta, feta cheese, tomato, among other things to make an appealing summer dish.

It was a beautiful day; it started out kind of rainy, but ended up nice and warm. Sitting outside eating in the sunshine was very relaxing, and something I look forward to doing each year.

Dilled Chicken Salad

2 boneless chicken breasts
2 boneless chicken thighs
2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning
kosher salt - to taste
freshly ground pepper - to taste
2 tsp celery seed
mayonaise -enough to coat salad
4 eggs hard boiled
2 tbsp fresh dill chopped
1/2 cup clelery chopped
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp chopped chives - more for garnish
Leaf lettuce - for garnish
Tomatoes - sliced
Fresh bread - I used sliced Italian
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat chicken in olive oil and Italian seasoning. (I mix together in a bowl.) Put chicken on a cookie sheet and cook for 10-15 minutes or until done. Remove from oven and let chicken cool - tear apart with a fork and put in large bowl.

Combine with rest of indredients except chives for garnish and let chill for 1 hour. Check seasonings and add salt and pepper if needed. Serve on bed of lettuce with fresh chives for garnish. Serves four.


recipes2share said...

This is so light and tasty, perfect for a summer day!

Katie's blog said...

Thanks! It turned out really well - I will be making it again.

Dolores said...

Your chicken salad and your roasted potatoes with Ina's aoili are going to be my contributions to Taste & Create this month. I've baked off the chicken... can't wait to see how it turns out.

Katie's blog said...

I hope you like it! I love Taste and Create!