This is one my favorite go-to recipes. I love to make this for parties, showers, or anytime I need to feed a large group of people. This week was teacher appreciation week at my son's preschool so I volunteered to make a main dish for the teacher and staff luncheon today. This is the easiest thing to make and it's absolutely delicious.
Boneless skinless chicken breasts
Purple or red grapes
Canned pineapple tidbits, drained
Fresh ground pepper
Crossants or bread
1. I fill a large crockpot with boneless skinless chicken breasts (frozen or fresh) and water the day before. I usually sprinkle a few spices in like cajun seasoning, marjoram, pepper, whatever you have that goes with chicken. Cook all day on low (8-10) hours.
2. Then remove chicken and shred/chop for the salad. Put chicken in a large mixing bowl and add about half a bunch purple or red grapes (split grapes in half). Add 1/2 to 1 can pineapple tidbits drained. Then add 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans. Add miracle whip (not mayonaise) probably more than 1 cup (I don't know a quantity-just mix in til it seems like the right texture). Add seasoned salt, at least a teaspoon (you will have to taste and decide how much to add). Mix all together.
3. Refrigerate overnight and put on crossants just before serving. About 2 1/2 lb. of chicken makes enough salad for 18 mini crossants. You can put extra salad in fridge and serve on crossants or bread later.
I buy the mini crossants at Sam's Club. They have the best price for the quantity needed.
Whenever I slow-cook chicken for a casserole or chicken salad, I strain and save the chicken stock and freeze it for recipes. You can freeze it in ice cube trays and then transfer the frozen cubes to a ziploc bag.
These homemade apple chips are delicious, healthy, and really easy to make. I started making these when visiting my sister and her family recently. My nephew has dietary restrictions due to food allergies so I thought this would be a new snack he would enjoy. He loved them and so did everyone else. The only ingredients are apples and cinnamon.
1. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees F.
2. Peel, core, and thinly slice apples into rings. A mandolin or sharp knife works well.
3. Place apples in a single layer on two parchment lined cookie sheets.
4. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
5. Bake for 1 hour. Turn apples and sprinkle other side with cinnamon. Return to oven and bake until crispy for another 1 to 1 3/4 hours. I just leave them in until they are crispy.
Store in an airtight container.
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Hi, I'm Faith, a former Family and Consumer Science teacher turned food blogger. I love God, my family, and food. You can usually find me in the kitchen preparing family friendly, homemade recipes and taking lots of pictures.
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