Mother's Day Smart Chicken Salad
Instead of taking your wife or mother out to dinner on Mother's Day and having to fight the crowds, why not honor her by making a delicious Smart Chicken salad at home!4 boneless, skinless Smart Chicken breasts4 boneless, skinless Smart Chicken thighsExtra-virgin, first cold-pressed olive oil1 (15-ounce) can mixed vegetables, drained and rinsed1 (15 ounce) can of sweet corn, drained and rinsed2 hard-boiled eggs, diced1/2 - 1 teaspoon creole or Cajun seasoning1 bunch green onions, chopped1 medium sweet onion, diced tiny1/2 to 1 cup mayonnaise, depending on how creamy you like your salad1 Tablespoon prepared mustard3/4 cup toasted crumbled pecans, optional1 teaspoon minced fresh tarragon, optionalSalt and pepper to tasteWhole lettuce leaves. Shredded or leaves left whole, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place the Smart Chicken on a baking sheet pan and rub skin of the Smart Chicken with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for approximately 40 to 45 minutes, until the Smart Chicken is cooked. Using a digital thermometer make sure internal temperature is 165 degrees F. Set Smart Chicken aside until cool enough to handle. Slice the Smart Chicken into bite-sized pieces.
- In a large bowl combine Smart Chicken, mixed vegetables, corn, hard-boiled eggs, creole or Cajun seasoning, green onions, mayonnaise, mustard, and, if using, toasted pecans and tarragon. Mix well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate for at least two hours. If using, place on a bed of lettuce.