One of the quickest throw together meals for leftover chicken or a handy tin of shredded tuna (which I’m not a big fan of) is shredding a chicken breast or two, adding mayonnaise, a few other diced ingredients and seasoning. I like my Chicken Mayo’ to be chunky, have some tang and a little bit of crunch. If you want some sweetness for those non-keto members of your household, sliced grapes or small dices of firm yellow peaches or apricots are delicious too. A splash of curry powder for a spicier version is also good!
2 chicken breasts,shredded or diced
1 large pickled cucumber, diced
1/4 cup diced spicy peppers or red bell peppers
6 radish diced
1 small onion or 2 shallots
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup keto mayonnaise
Ground salt and pepper
1 tsp onion or garlic powder
Optional: 1/4 tsp curry powder
1. Dice or shred the chicken 2. Add the chopped veggies 3. Stir in the mayo and seasonings 4. Refrigerate until ready to use 5. Serve on keto bread or piled on top of a salad
Yes, this is Keto Bread! We’re lucky enough to have a local bakery that makes it. It makes a decent slice of toast too!
Here are a few of the beautiful tomatoes we’ve been enjoying this summer. My sweetie’s veggie garden was incredible this year! Only the butternut is not from his garden.
Spiderwebs in the morning. Sunbeams in the afternoon.
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We’ve had a cool start to summer, it’s been more of an extended spring. I’m not complaining as it meant I could make a late seasonal curry with some local farm chicken.
I tried slow roasting one of these chickens, but the good outdoor life made them strong, tough and healthy, just like chickens should be! Tasty but a tad chewy!
In South Africa we call these chickens “scratchy fowls” meaning they have had a free happy life, scratching in the fields for bugs. Nothing happier than the a vision of a happy scratching fowl roaming free!
So, as buttermilk tenderises chicken meat beautifully,
This whole meal started with a Waldorf Salad yearning, which usually is inspired by the beautiful apples in the grocers this time of year. Also, my partner was not feeling the best. I only know how to cook, not how to heal, though in some ways food has amazing properties of healing I suppose. I also wanted to partly test drive this chicken idea as I’d like to make a version if it when our friend comes to dinner.
This is going to be more a summary of what I made and not exact measurements. I’m pretty sure that anyone who visits this blog is a way more accomplished cook than I’ll ever hope to be! Run with your own measurements, instincts and culinary acumen!