Posted on | August 1, 2013 | No Comments
Do you know these harbour cruises that take you on a mini cruise for a few hours in big cities? Once I was on a date and we decided kind to take such a cruise. The plan was to grab a bite to eat somewhere beforehand but for whatever reason that just never happened. On the ship, we munched on the complimentary snacks but my date wanted something solid to eat so he went to the snack bar on the lower deck to buy a cheeseburger. Normally, they sell cheeseburgers, they said, but unfortunately not on that day. He was disappointed because he really looked forward to a cheeseburger. Nothing else would do.
Some time later on the upper deck I saw a man walking on the other side of the boat with what looked like two cheeseburgers. I am all excited to break the news to my date. “Ok, you go and get me one”, he said. Much to my surprise, I was told they still don’t sell cheeseburgers, however, I could have a chicken sandwich. How could that be? I thought I saw cheeseburgers on that plate, did I not? Hmmm, well, I guess they were chicken sandwiches. Weird… But oh boy, how do I break these bad news to my date. I better asked if he even wants a chicken sandwich. He was quite disappointed (for the second time) but then asked, “Is the chicken fried or grilled?” I tried to recall the “cheeseburgers” on that guy’s plate and well, if they weren’t cheeseburgers they had to be fried chicken. So I declared, “Fried chicken, I think.” I added the “I think” because I wasn’t entirely sure but what else could it be, it had to be fried chicken. “It’s not a cheeseburger (pause) but if it’s fried… ok, get me one.”
I went back down to the lower deck and ask for a chicken sandwich. I stared onto the water as I waited for the sandwich being prepared. The words “Your sandwich, Ma’am.” disrupted my daydream. I stared at the sandwich in front of me and ohhhhh boy!!!! I was in trouble… It was a chicken-salad sandwich… what on earth… This was not fried chicken and it was definitely far from being a cheeseburger, oh my… The look on my date’s face when he spotted that sandwich was priceless… hahaha…
So this is my chicken salad / cheeseburger story. Every time I see or hear chicken salad this story comes to mind.
This chicken salad recipe is very easy, tasty, and quite healthy. The dressing is made with a little bit of mayonnaise as well as mashed avocado. This makes it healthier and yields a creamy dressing. Avocado chunks are added to the salad as well. If you like chicken salad and avocado, then give this delicious and healthy combo a try.
Healthy Chicken Salad with Avocado
- 2 chicken breasts, cooked or raw
- ½ red bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1 ½ avocados
- lemon juice
- 3 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 garlic clove, grated
- salt, pepper
If the chicken is cooked, shred the meat with two forks. If the meat is raw, cook it in water until it is done and then shred it. Place the shredded chicken meat in a bowl and add the bell pepper pieces.
Place the pulp of one avocado in another bowl. Mash it with a fork. Add 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Then add the mayonnaise, and garlic. Combine the avocado mix with the shredded chicken.
Cube the pulp of half an avocado and add it to the salad. Season the salad to taste with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Cover and place it in the refrigerator for half an hour.
Enjoy on your favourite bread. Guten Appetit!
Recipe adapted from Family Fresh Meals
Gesunder Hühnchensalat mit Avocado
- 2 Stück Hühnerbrust, gekocht oder roh
- ½ rote Paprikaschote, klein geschnitten
- 1 ½ Avocados
- 3 EL Mayonnaise
- 1 Knoblauchzehe, zerrieben
- Salz, Pfeffer
Wenn das Fleisch schon gekocht ist, dann dieses mit zwei Gabeln auseinanderzupfen. Wenn rohes Hühnchenfleisch verwendet wird, dann das Fleisch zunächst in Wasser kochen bis es gar ist. Das Fleisch anschließend mit Gabeln zerzupfen. Das Fleisch zusammen mit den Paprikastückchen in eine Schüssel geben.
Das Fruchtfleisch einer Avocado in eine weitere Schüssel geben und mit einer Gabel zerdrücken. Zwei Teelöffel Zitronensaft sowie die Mayonnaise und den Knoblauch hinzufügen und vermengen. Den Avocadomix zum Hühnchen geben.
Das Fruchtfleisch einer halben Avocado in Würfel schneiden und zum Salat geben. Den Salat dann mit Salz, Pfeffer sowie Zitronensaft abschmecken. Den Salat abdecken und für eine halbe Stunde in den Kühlschrank stellen.
Den Salat mit frischem Brot genießen. Guten Appetit!
Rezept von Family Fresh Meals adaptiert