Friday, June 22, 2012

Gorgonzola Chicken Salad


I would love to be more of an innovator in the kitchen and invent my own recipes. I have a lot of respect for those that are. Most of my creations are at least inspired by recipes that I find in books or online. It's rare that I'm able to come up with anything on my own, and when I do, it's usually out of necessity. This was one of those times. Right before we moved I was desperate to eat every morsel out of our fridge before I took a trip to the grocery store. I didn't plan to move a bunch of food, and I absolutely hate to throw food away, I honestly lose sleep over wasted food. So with some leftover chicken and Gorgonzola cheese, this lighter and tasty salad was born. Protein seekers rejoice, with all the chicken, cheese and yogurt, this salad packs a serious punch!  

Gorgonzola Chicken Salad

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups shredded chicken
1 apple, peeled and chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1/4 cup almonds, chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
 2 green onions, or one shallot, chopped
3/4 cup fat-free greek yogurt
2 tablespoons low fat mayo
1 teaspoon worchestershire sauce
3 tablespoons blue or gorgonzola cheese (more or less to taste)
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

In a medium sized bowl, combine chicken, apples, celery, almonds and dried cranberries, and onion.  In a small bowl combine remaining ingredients except salt, pepper and parsley.  Mix dressing into chicken mixture and combine.  Add salt and pepper to taste and fresh parsley.  Serve either chilled or at room temperature, as sandwiches, wraps, or on a bed of lettuce.

17 comments:

Chris said...

That looks pretty innovative to me!

glutenfreehappytummy.com said...

sounds delicious! perfect for summer!

Velva said...

Looks like you can create food on your own pretty well. Nice job! Delicious chicken salad...the gorgonzola is really a nice touch.

Hope the move has gone well and you are settling into your new digs.

velva

Val said...

So good to see you. Great Summer recipe.

Pam said...

It looks and sounds really delicious.

Blond Duck said...

Yum!

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mybizzykitchen.com said...

I am usually not a fan of chicken salad because of all the mayo - but I love that this recipe only has 2 tablespoons!

Looks great Teresa!

Barbara said...

Great combo, Teresa. Love the almond crunch along with the fruits...dried and fresh.

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

This is a great recipe especially for the summer. I hate to waste food also.

Kristin said...

That looks amazing! Hmm, I may just have to make that for dinner.

EMILY ETC. said...

Wowwwww!!! :)

Emily xx

Blond Duck said...

Hope you had a good 4th!

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Aggie said...

I lose sleep over wasted food too, drives me nuts! And that's how most of my recipes turn out too :)

This looks awesome!!! What a great version of chicken salad, love Gorgonzola.

Lynn said...

This sounds like a wonderful combination, Teresa. What's that old saying about necessity being the mother of invention? Amazing what creative combinations you can come up with :)

Kathleen said...

I totally dig this combo! It sounds really delicious and I love the all protein!