Chutney Chicken Lettuce Cups

I made this recipe a couple years ago and loved it.  It is really the perfect, go to recipe, for that left-over roasted chicken.  Or for that matter for those lazy nights (such as this one) when you pick up a roasted chicken from the market.  Not your typical chicken salad but equally as delicious.

What do I like about this particular recipe?  The exotic flavors:  zesty lime, spicy peppers and slightly sour but sweet Major Grey Chutney – the perfect balance of sweet, spicy and sour.  When I originally made this recipe, I felt it was a bit saucy, so I decided to cut the amount of mayo this time.  As well I left the almonds out, mainly because I did not have any (remember it is suppose to be a go-to recipe) but also, because I just did not feel like adding them.  I love that this salad is not slapped between a couple slices of bread.  Instead it is cuddled between crispy pieces of red leaf butter lettuce, with sprigs of basil, cilantro and a healthy dose of thinly sliced radishes.  Sounds like a lot of different flavors?  Don’t worry, it is cool, crisp, refreshing;  the perfect balance.

What is your favorite recipe for left over chicken?

If you enjoyed this dish, you may enjoy these others as well:

Lettuce Wraps

Pork & Green Bean Lettuce Wraps Recipe with Sesame Hoisin Sauce

Vegetarian Tempeh Lettuce Wraps

Comments

  1. What a gorgeous dish to set out for dinner. My favorite way of using up leftover chicken is to serve it with broccoli and our homemade oyster sauce gravy.

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  1. […] Mmmmm! This recipe is good. I went on the hunt for a chicken salad recipe that was a little more unique and I found it. I have been taking this yummy chicken salad in my lunch to work, dipping crisp red radishes and fresh cucumber slices into the mix (can you tell I love to “dip” stuff?) I made one change – I used grilled chicken instead of roasted chicken, but I know that many people have that perfectly good left over roasted chicken that often gets tossed too soon – this recipe is your solution. Littered with red onions, spicy jalapeno peppers and sweet chutney – you get plenty of antioxidants. Not to mention, if you use nonfat mayo – this is a low-fat low cal dish. Try it for yourself – head to the Chez Us blog: Chutney Chicken Lettuce Cups. […]

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