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Farm Stand Chicken Salad


chickensalad1smWe found the most beautiful mustard greens at the farmers market this week and couldn’t resist. The farmer recommended we try them raw in a salad. I admit, I was skeptical because I had been conditioned by the olde-timey southerners to boil the heck out of my greens with a ham hock, salt and onions until the whole mess just melts in one’s mouth.

Against my learned antiquated judgement, I put the raw greens to the test in a quick farm stand chicken salad, with the peppery mustard greens tossed into a simple slaw. It’s been our favorite lunch to date this week; I’ll never doubt a farmer again.

Do you have a favorite spring or summer salad you look forward to every season? Tell us about it below, with a link to your recipe.

Farm Stand Chicken Salad

Yields: 2 servings
Allergy info: soy-free, wheat-free, gluten-free; contains eggs


2 boneless skinless chicken thighs, poached and shredded
2 tablespoons homemade mayonnaise
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Pinch of cracked black pepper
1 small garlic clove, minced
1 cup shredded mustard greens
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
1/2 cup julienned carrots
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon organic sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
lemon wedges (optional)

In a large bowl combine chicken, mayonnaise, oregano, salt, pepper and garlic; refrigerate 10 minutes. In a medium bowl combine greens, cabbage, carrots, oil, vinegar, sugar and salt; set aside.

Meanwhile, place two salad plates into the refrigerator until well chilled, about 10 minutes. To serve, place half of the slaw in a small mound in the center of the salad plate. Spoon half of the chicken mixture over the slaw. Repeat for the second dish. Serve cold, and if desired with lemon wedges.

  1. BusyWorkingMama says:

    >YUMM! This looks delish! Saw your post on twitter :)

  2. Return to Sunday Supperâ„  says:

    >Oh, I love all of those ingredients….sounds great, a must try this week!

  3. >I've never had raw mustard greens, but I am intrigued by the idea. Will definitely try it sometime this season!

  4. RecipeObsessed says:

    >This picture makes me want to make it at least once a week. Looks and sounds delish!!

  5. Do you think this salad would do well with a bit of pasta?

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