Monday, November 25, 2013

Paleo Chicken Salad with Bacon & Onions

Paleo Chicken Salad with Bacon & Onions
Recipe adapted from a non-paleo recipe

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken, raw
3 slices Applegate Farms Turkey Bacon, cooked and diced
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/4  tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 cup pureed sweet onion
1/2 cup Paleo mayo recipe below

Boil water. Add raw chicken and cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. In the meantime, cook bacon in the microwave or stovetop per package instructions. Add lemon juice, cumin, onion powder, worcestershire sauce, sea salt, pepper and mayo to a large bowl. Add onions to processor. Pulse until pureed. Add to large bowl with  spices. Rinse processor and add now cooked/drained chicken and pulse until lightly shredded. Add to bowl. Now, if mayonnaise isn’t made already, rinse processor and follow recipe below. Add half of the recipe below (1/2 cup total) to large bowl and mix everything together. Serve over fresh greens or wrapped in lettuce.

Review: Wonderful! We LOVED this - the bacon really gives it a smoky flavor, great combined with the onion. This particular bacon tastes a lot like ham or Canadian bacon. We may actually like this better than the grape/almond chicken salad... or maybe we're just sick of that one as we've been eating on it for a few months now! Either way - this is our new favorite. I have even served it to non-paleo peeps and they love it!

Paleo Mayo
Found on Amee’s Savory Dish
Makes 1 cup

1 large egg, room temperature not cold (very important!)
2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice (1/2 lemon yields)
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1/4 tsp white pepper (or black pepper if you don’t mind black flecks)
1 tsp sea salt
1 cup extra light olive oil

Combine egg, lemon juice, mustard powder, pepper and salt in food processor and blend until frothy. Using drip hole in the top, drizzle oil in a few drops at a time. DO NOT rush this; drizzle oil down the tube little by little until all is mixed in and mixture is creamy.

No comments: