Garden Chicken Salad
This classic combination of celery, blue cheese, apples and pecans team up with Brussels Sprouts and chicken to create a nice balance of flavors and a perfect salad.
8-9 fresh brussel sprouts, quartered through the stem and stem removed
2 Tablespoons Champaigne wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon mayonaise
1/3 cup olive oil
1 large Granny Smith apple, quartered, cored, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
3/4 cup chopped fresh scelery
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup pecan pieces
3 cups mixed salad greens
1-1/4 pounds boneless, skinned chicken breast
3/4 cup OKB Old Kentucky Barbeque Sauce - any variety
Preheat oven to 350.
Lightly season chicken with salt and pepper
Bake 60 to90 minutes depending on thickness of chicken
Steam brussel sprouts until tender, about 12-15 minutes
Transfer to a large bowl and cool
Mix vinegar and mayonaise in small bowl
Gradually wisk in oil and season with salt and pepper to taste
Add apples, celery and mixed salad greens to brussell sprouts
Add dressing and toss to combine
Place salad green mixture on plates
Warm but do not boil barbeue sauce
Remove chicken from oven and slice into one inch long pieces and lightly toss chicken in the barbeque sauce
Layer chichen over salad greens. Top with blue cheese and pecans
Makes two entree salads or four small dinner salads.
SPICED MIXED NUTS
Mixed nuts are a tasty appetizer and crowd pleaser to family and holiday gatherings.
Also makes a wonderful hostess gift.
1/4 cup OKB - Old Kentucky Barbeque Sauce
3 Tablespoons light brown sugar
1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
1 pound of your favorite mixed nuts such as walnuts, pecan, almonds
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup cup plain M&Ms (optional)
Preheat over to 350
In a medium saucepan over low heat, add barbeque sauce, brown sugar and salt
Simmer gently until sugar is melted, about two minutes
Remove from heat and addd nuts and oil, stirring until nuts are evenly coated
Spread nuts evenly on a baking sheet and bake 12 to 15 minutes until nuts are a deep brown color
Remove from oven and cool completely in a single layer on wax paper
Stir in M&Ms (optional)
Replace the M&Ms with 1/2 cup dried cranberries to create an amazing and unexpected taste and beautiful holiday accent to any meal.
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