My husband eats the same thing for lunch every day. He is incredibly patient with this and has somehow convinced himself that the turkey sandwich I make for him tastes WAY better than the turkey sandwich he makes himself (probably b/c I take an extra 3 seconds and put some mustard on it...and if I'm feelin' real fancy that day, maybe even a couple pieces of spinach).
I had a burst of creativity?, boredom?, pity?, love? last week and decided to spice up lunch around here. I made chicken salad and I liked it. I don't trust chicken salad usually because---why is the chicken so small and fine and fluffy like that?? and what is this cream substance?? no. I just don't usually love it. (I do like Whole Food's sonoma chicken salad, but don't really buy it because mayonaise freaks me out)
Here's what I did---I boiled chicken, shredded it, added avacado, a little greek yogurt, a dash of mustard, and some spices. Ryan enjoyed a fancy chicken salad sandwich with tomato, sprouts, cucumber, and spinach for about 4 days.
He's back to turkey this week. Bless him.
Ingredients: 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, boiled*, shredded, and cooled 2 avocados, pitted and cut into pieces 1/2 small onion, chopped 1/4 scant cup mustard (regular, honey mustard, spicy, whatever you like. i used a sweet/hot blend) 1/4 scant cup greek yogurt (0% fat) 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Add chopped celery, cilantro, or parsley if desired.
Directions: Mix together all ingredients. Add more yogurt or seasoning as needed. Serve with sprouts, tomatoes, other greens, cucumbers, celery, etc. on a sandwich, with pita chips, over a green salad, or with raw vegetables.
*Notes about boiling chicken---spray large pot with cooking spray (pam) and turn heat to high. season both sides of chicken breasts with a little bit of salt and pepper. when pot is hot, add chicken in single layer and cook on both sides for about a minute each just to char it a tiny bit. fill pot with water (chicken should not be crammed next to each other) and bring to a boil. reduce to simmer and let chicken cook through. mine took about 15-17 minutes total.