Summer Chicken Salad take 2 – Cherry Orange Chicken Salad (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Tree nut-Free, Peanut-Free, and Nightshade-Free)

One of my food preparation tips is to make extra chicken whenever you are baking chicken.  And then make chicken salad. Every week I try to make a sandwich salad (ham, chicken, tuna). Often I eat these on a bed of garden greens instead of bread.  I have so much lettuce growing right now and am on the second sewing of mustard greens in my garden so I have been eating a ton of greens.  I have chard that I need to harvest and am looking for ideas of what to do with it since this is the first year I have had a good harvest of chard.

When I saw cherries on sale at my favorite fruit stand I knew this would be this weeks sandwich salad. If you really like citrus add some orange zest to this recipe, but I feel it is overpowering and you loose the cherries.  I used two types of chives (regular and garlic) instead of onions, but you could use whatever allium you have on hand.

Enjoy the summer!

Cherry Orange Chicken Salad

  • Servings: Approx. 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Cherry Orange Chicken Salad
Cherry Orange Chicken Salad – Summer Chicken Salad take 2, Cygnet Organizing LLC

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breast, shredded
  • 1 cup chopped celery (or some lovage)
  • 1 cup chopped cherries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup orange segments
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (nightshade-free)
  • 1/8 cup chives, either regular or garlic (1/2 cup onion)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients. Enjoy on bread or with salad greens!
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