Saturday, February 11, 2012

Raspberry Almond Chicken Salad

I am not very good at coming up with my own recipes.  Almost all of my recipes come from a hand-me down from a friend or an auntie, or I skip around the internet and find them on other blogs.  Something I can figure out though, is how to improve a recipe.  I just add some bacon or double the chocolate.
Another thing I have a hard time with is coming up with “healthier” versions of the things I love.  My Twitter profile says, “I run so I can eat pie for breakfast”, and I am totally not kidding.
So lately, I have been trying to come up with my own recipes and have also been trying to be a bit healthier.  It’s rare, but this is a recipe I came up with myself.   It’s no bacon and double chocolate celebration for your taste buds, but it’s pretty good and good for you too.
Raspberry Almond Chicken Salad

·        Shredded chicken (I use the chicken in a can)
·        ½ cup fresh raspberries
·        Toasted sliced almonds that are lightly salted
Concentrate here.  This is hard.  Put all the ingredients in a bowl and stir it together.  Fill up a whole wheat pita pocket or serve on lettuce or whole grain bread.    

Yes, this is it and no I don’t really have any measurements for you.  If you force me, I will say use one small can of chicken (maybe one shredded chicken breast), eye the ½ cup raspberries, and maybe about a Tablespoonish of the toasted almonds.
Here is my toasted almond recipe which you should always have on hand for salads and snacks. Toasted Almonds
Lastly, if you want people to take a bite, and exclaim with joy, “OMG, you have to give me this recipe!”…..just add some mayo and serve it on flakey  croissant. 


  1. I am a double-the-chocolate kind of girl, too. And raspberries! Oh, raspberries! I haven't had those since we left the States. Yum.

  2. You really can't go wrong with more chocolate and bacon! The chicken salad sounds delicious, maybe with a teensy bit of mayo and some green onions as well. Thanks so much for linking up!!

  3. That does look yummy! Following you back with the Linky Follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  4. Raspberries are by far my favorite food - this recipe looks delish! I will definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Hi Lynnie, that salad... yummy! and so simple! It had never occurred to me to mix those ingredients but now I'm going to try!
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.
    Greetings from Spain

  6. This looks like something I'd love, but also wouldn't think to put together. Can't wait to give it a try. Stopping over from RWOP on NTB.

  7. And I can't find you on Twitter... @Take10WithT