Recipe by ~*CountryGirlGourmet*~
"Ranchy goodness mixed with chicken, cucumber and red onion. An instant favorite of anyone who tries it. Serve on whole wheat tortillas with baby spinach and diced tomatoes or eat it by itself."
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skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
red onion, chopped
cucumber - peeled, seeded, and diced
ground black pepper to taste
I'm the author of this recipe and wanted to make a couple notes....
For the chicken, I do not simply boil the chicken as the recipe states. You need to add something to help flavor the chicken to the water...salt, pepper,celery,onion etc. A good recipe to try/look at for guidance is AR's for Boiled Chicken...just add salt.
The amount of pepper in the recipe should not be a pinch but it should be, fresh ground pepper, to taste. Some people like a lot (my dad) and others (my husband) not so much,lol
I am also picky about the brand of Ranch Dressing I use as well, personally not all dressing's taste the same..we like Hidden Valley.
It's also good with a bit of shredded cheese mixed in too;)
This was very good and quick to make. I wanted chicken salad for lunch but didn't have any celery to provide the crunch. The ranch dressing gives it a zing that's missing in regular chicken salad. I will definitely make it again!
Good recipe. Although, like most people, I changed a few things. Instead of boiling the chicken, I roasted it in the oven. I added some crumbled bacon and used roasted garlic instead of fresh garlic. Also, I cut down the ranch a bit and added some honey mustard. I would make this again.
We liked this, and don't normally like chicken salad. Tried this because we DO like Ranch dressing. I was pleased with the result, but wished I had used Hidden Valley as suggested, Kraft Light (which was all I had) didn't have quite enough oomph in this case. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
Simply Delicious Ranch Chicken Salad Haiku: "It's simple to make. Not quite simply delicious. Still tasted okay." I had some chicken that I'd shredded and frozen in portioned bags, so after thawing one, I followed this recipe, but it was only so-so. Definitely needed some salt and more than a pinch of pepper. Still, when crammed into a pita w/ lettuce, tomatoes, pepperoncinis, it was fairly tasty - just not a chicken salad that I'd scoop up and eat by itself.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Simply Delicious Ranch Chicken Salad
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 151
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