Chicken Salad Goes All Britney: The Leftover Files

Ah, leftovers… I’m not a big leftover person myself– unless it’s dessert. or from a restaurant. or ribs. or pot pie. or steak. or soup. or– okay, just like an old Britney album, even leftovers have their time and place.  But truly, there are so many leftovers that are just so blah! It’s Criminal!

But that’s where we need to get a little sassy.  You’ve already cooked and put in the time. Don’t do the crime of throwing it out and having to start again. Just like sweet Brit needed a new image after her shaved head debacle, our food flubs need a revival too. If you can’t appreciate that then you’re simply toxic.

The kids notice that it’s last night’s dinner disguised in a top hat and wig? ‘Oops! I did it Again’ -or- ‘Make your own freakin’ meals’…your choice!

Here we have your very basic marinated and grilled chicken breast. (I’m still perplexed by how a ten-pound chicken can have bigger breasts than I do. What the cluck?!)

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Grilled chicken is one of those low effort meals that meet all requirements to offer nutrition to your family with absolutely zero frills.

As discussed, every hot mess deserves a second chance, right?  Any and all chicken can be transformed into chicken salad and chicken salad is A-MAZING! You can make it taste like whatever you love, or whatever you have on hand.

This particular salad…Ingredients:
Grilled Chicken, cubed or ground
ranch dressing
cut grapes

Make like Britney’s DJ– MIX and DONE!

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Sandwich Ingredients:
baguette
oil oil
parmesan
spinach
chicken salad

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Set oven to broil. Drizzle olive oil on slice bread and lightly sprinkle with parmesan cheese. (This particular baguette has garlic CLOVES baked right into it, so like Britney’s dating history,  it doesn’t need any more flavor.  For plain bread sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder.) Broil the bread until lightly toasted.

Place a thin layer of spinach on toast, then chicken salad, then WORK B**CH!

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And there it is! Your family will be a Slave to You, asking to Hit Them One More Time, Baby! Had Britney made this easy reinvented dish–who knows, she may be cradling Timberlake’s baby right now.

 

Playing for a larger arena?– You can also slice the baguette into thin toast crisps. Top with dollops of chicken salad and you have yourself a Crazy appetizer or game-time dish to share with a crowd! Okay, I get it.  You’re K-fed up with me. I’m done with this Circus.

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