Nightshade-free snack

I stopped at Fresh Thyme while running errands today. It’s never a quick trip since I don’t go very often and they have so many great gluten-free and dairy-free finds.

Today I tried something new. Chicken chips. The name made me laugh, so I checked the ingredients. No nightshades and the maltodextrin is labeled as tapioca! Yeah for clear labeling.

They were good. Just what I needed. Like eating crispy chicken wings. Made by Wilde Brands LLC, I will be looking for these again.

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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!

Summer Chicken Salad (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free and Nightshade-Free)

I often make sandwich salads.  The kind of salad you put on a sandwich, tuna salad, ham salad, and chicken salad.  It helps to have something prepped to have for lunch or a snack for when days get busy.  I like this salad by itself, with some salad greens from the garden, or on a slice of gluten-free bread.

If you are nightshade-free make sure to check your mayonnaise.  I make my own mayonnaise using sunflower oil, eggs, and lemon juice.  If you are using store bought lok for one without paprika.

Summer Chicken Salad

  • Servings: Approx. 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Print

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Summer Chicken Salad http://www.cygnetorganizing.com

 

Salad Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery (I like to use some Lovage leaves also)
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red/purple onion
  • 1/2 can drained mandarin oranges

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (I often use just 1 teaspoon)
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine dressing ingredients and mix until combined
  2. Combine salad ingredients and mix
  3. Pour on dressing and mix until well coated
  4. Enjoy!

 

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