Leftover Rotisserie Chicken? Great!
Rotisserie chicken can be used many ways, but
I like it best for my delicious pecan chicken salad
sandwich. It’s moist, flavorful, and you can make it
in no time at all!
Here’s how I made lunch out of last night’s dinner…
First I’d like to mention that you don’t have to use a store-bought rotisserie chicken. I opted to use my leftover chicken because it was too much to eat for two and a baby! You can make your own oven roasted chicken and use it for this recipe, or cook up some chicken breasts instead. Whatever you choose, it will be delicious! Here goes the recipe…
2 cups rotisserie chicken, chopped
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
2-3 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped red onion
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
1 teaspoon dried sage (I used sage from my garden that I dried!)
1/4 cup brown sugared pecans
1 small tomato
1 cup arugula
olive oil for drizzling
1 medium croissant or not, you can eat this over a bed of greens
salt and pepper to taste
To prepare the pecan chicken salad, chop your rotisserie chicken into small pieces. If you like your chicken chunkier, by all means keep the pieces bigger. Add to a bowl with your mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard, salt, pepper, thyme, sage, red onion, brown sugared pecans. Blend well, and refrigerate for at least an hour. The flavors will be enhanced that way. If you want, you can eat it right away, why wait! I served mine sandwich style on a buttery croissant with a side salad. If you like, you can serve over a bed of fresh greens, or even make it into a warm dip with some tortilla chips! remember to taste your food as you go for seasoning. If you want more of something, just add it, make it your own. Enjoy!