Do you remember your favorite meal as a child? That dinner that when your Mom put it in front of you, brought squeals of excitement. Believe it or not, for my youngest daughter that meal is a salad. More specifically a salad with chicken, grapes and her favorite poppy-seed dressing. Go figure? Kids asking for salad for supper…I’ll take it!
This chicken salad is really a full meal deal. Next time boneless, skinless chicken breasts are on sale, pick up a pack or two, cook and cube them. You can add red or green seedless grapes. I used green grapes the last time I made this, but red grapes do add a nice punch of color. A few other ingredients and dinner is ready!
The dressing in this is poppy-seed. You can use any kind or make your own, but our preference is Renee’s Poppy Seed Dressing. It costs a bit more than your other brands, but in this recipe, it makes all the difference.
Making and planning meals this time of year doesn’t sound like a lot of fun, but if you have a Summer Pantry Stock-Up List, you can whip up a salad like this with just a trip to the local market for the fresh ingredients.
- 2 Cups cubed, cooked, chicken breasts
- 1½ Cups seedless grapes, halved
- 1 Cup chopped english cucumber
- ¾ Cup sliced almonds
- ¾ Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup poppy seed dressing
- In a large bowl combine the chicken, grapes, cucumber, mozzarella and almonds.
- Add dressing and toss to coat.
- *Optional- Serve the salad in a tortilla or lettuce wrap
We tend to eat this with some homemade bread or rolls, but it also good in a tortilla or lettuce wrap. Perfect to pack up for picnics, or a road trip. Make a batch and store in jars for your lunches. Stays fresh and delicious. Summer meals should be easy and light. This chicken salad had all the making of a perfect summer meal. Enjoy!