This is a guest post from the fabulous Hanneke Eerden. She is the brains (and beauty) behind The Dutchess Cooks, a Netherlands based food blog with recipes to make you salivate within seconds. Without further ado, here’s Hanneke’s Smoked Chicken Salad.
Hey!!! If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen! And that’s exactly what I did because finally Summer has arrived (it will last two whole days!!! Amazing!!!) so it’s time for another salad, and I know you want something else, but it’s too hot in my kitchen…lousy excuse I knowwww hahaha!
Let’s see, first we need smoked chicken. Okay, I’ve smoked a whole chicken before (read it here) ) but I never posted about my smoking adventures with chicken fillets..hmmm.. I promise I will do that soon!! For now, I will stick with store bought smoked chicken, a good alternative when you’re in a hurry! And before I forget, a little note about the bacon bits. Make them yourself and store them in the fridge. You never know when you might need them for a salad and home made is always better.
Due to a lack of inspiration, time and an A/C I’m going to move forward to the recipe…
1 smoked chicken fillet
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup crÃ¨me fraiche
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Lemon Pepper Californian Style
1-2 teaspoons curry powder (start with one teaspoon and “test-taste”because not all curry powders are equally strong in flavor)
Mixed greens that contains spinach and swiss chard
3 tablespoons bacon bits
1 avocado, coarsely chopped
1 hard-boiled egg, quartered
Start with making the dressing. Mix the mayonnaise and creme fraiche:
Add the mustard and lemon pepper:
Add the curry powder:
Slice the smoked chicken:
Dress the plate with the greens and the chicken:
On top of that it’s time for the bacon yaaayy:
The avocado pieces:
Drizzle with the dressing and add the egg:
Now you can add the dressing and look at this:
A quick and very tasty dinner for warmer days (or lazy days)! Now I’m ready for a dip in the swimming pool, where’s that handsome pool boy when you need him?!
For my Dutch readers:
1 gerookte kipfilet
3 eetl. mayonaise
3 eetl. creme fraiche
1 theelepel Dijon mosterd
1 theelepel lemon pepper (als je dit niet hebt, kun je ook wat citroen zest, zwarte peper, knoflookpoeder en gedroogde uitjes toevoegen naar smaak)
ongeveer 1 eetlepel kerriepoeder (naar smaak)
gemengde sla (spinazie/swiss chard o.a.)
Maak de dressing met de mayon, creme fraiche, mosterd, lemon pepper en kerriepoeder. Maak het bord op volgens de foto’s en voeg de dressing toe.