Spinach Chicken Salad


Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

45

Yields

4 servings

Ingredients

"Club pack" of boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 20 pieces)

sprinkle salt & pepper

2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
2 green onions
2 baby cucumbers

Paleo Mayo:
1 cup light tasting olive oil
1 egg
3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp sea salt


Directions

First cook the chicken thighs.  Put into a baking pan, sprinkle with salt & pepper, and roast for 30 minutes at 350F.  If the baking pan is crowded it may take longer.  Check for doneness by cutting the thickest piece in half.  If not cooked, leave in for another 15 minutes.  Once cooked, remove from oven and allow to completely cool.  Depending on the temperature of your house, this could take a while.  After it has cooled for about half an hour or so, you can put it in the fridge to speed it up. 

Make the Paleo Mayo.  Get a wide mouth Mason type jar and your immersion blender.  Add all the ingredients to the jar, and blend until it looks like mayonnaise.  It should take less than 1 minute.  Or, you can buy Paleo Mayo, but I can't afford it, so I make my own. 

When the chicken has all chilled, start cutting it up into small bite size pieces and put it in a mixing/storage bowl (save dish washing up and mix and store it in the same bowl if possible!).  Once it is all cut up, chop the cucumbers and onions into small bits.  Leave the baby spinach leaves whole.  Add all these to the mixing bowl, spoon in some mayo, 4 tablespoons at first, and mix it up.  Add more mayo to your desired creaminess and mix.  

Serve as is as a main dish, or as a side with a Big Ass Salad or some cut up veggies and fruits for a picnic.  

Notes

I didn't get a photo of the completed salad, my camera on my phone has been acting up lately.  Well...my phone in general is acting up and doesn't always co-operate with me!  I need a new phone, but that requires funds!  So how about a photo of a Scottish man in a kilt, just because I took this salad along with me when I went to the Highlands of Durham Games this past weekend.  It was filling and refreshing, and a great picnic food along with some cheese, grape tomatoes and green grapes.  This would be a great addition to a pot luck picnic or dinner for any occasion.  It's simple and easy to make, and very tasty!

Credit

my own cravings