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creamy chicken, grape and almond salad

I made this recipe just before I began my November tour of the East Coast. I am typing up the recipe while waiting to board my flight back to Dallas which has been delayed for 4 hours (really hoping it does not get cancelled). Because of the delay I am forced to have dinner at the Philadelphia airport and the food offering here combined with having to eat take out all week has me longing for this dish and wishing I was home , catching up on my DVR and having this for dinner.

A few things to note about the creamy chicken part of this recipe, you can toss in some cooked pasta with the creamy chicken if salads are not your thing. I think the chicken is so rich by itself that for me serving it with anything other than salad will be over indulgent. Then let's talk about the salad - it's got everything - veg, fruit, nuts - basically my perfect salad combo. When I am trying to eat healthier, I usually just double up on the ingredients for something more filling or I add in some grilled tofu. Either way you choose to take this recipe it is a win win.

I thought long and hard about how to introduce this dish (how was I gonna sell it to you so that you add this to your menu) - but everything I came up with just did not seem fitting. So I am just gonna say this - it is simple, delicious, and quick  - make it, love it , thank me.

creamy chicken , grape and almond salad

What you need:

The Salad

  • 1 cup red grape
  • half red apple
  • 1/2 medium zuchinni
  • 1 stalk of celery
  • 2 cup of spinach
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • half lemon
creamy chicken, grape and almond salad
creamy chicken, grape and almond salad

The Chicken

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • knob of butter (1 tablespoon)
  • 2 chicken breast (enough for 1 cup)
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • pinch of salt
creamy chicken, grape and almond salad
creamy chicken, grape and almond salad
creamy chicken, grape and almond salad

How to:

The Salad

Grate celery, zuchinni, apple and squeeze out the juice from the zucchini. Then toss grated fruit and veg into the spinach. Half the red grapes and add into the spincah mix with 2 table spoon shaved almonds. Add a tablespoon olive oil and juice from half a lemon. Toss together.

Let the salad rest while you cook the chicken

Creamy Chicken

In a sauce pan , heat 2 table spoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter on medium heat. Add in chicken and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Add in cream, along with oregano, tarragon, parsley, pepper and pinch of salt, cook for 5 minutes or until sauce is lightly thicken.

Serve chicken with salad

Serves 2 / 25 minutes

creamy chicken, grape and almond salad
creamy chicken, grape and almond salad
creamy chicken, grape and almond salad
creamy chicken, grape and almond salad