Thursday, May 3, 2012

Chicken Salad Roll Up

When I was growing up, I hated leftovers. I hated them. (I just wanted to make sure you knew how I really felt.) So, I think it is very strange I live in a household that like leftovers. If I make a nice meal, my husband will call on his way home to ask me if there is any left. 
The problem comes when I am trying to make two meals from one. I made this roast chicken which is popular in our household. I also planned to make chicken salad roll ups with the leftover chicken. I had to stress to everyone not to touch the leftover chicken. My husband later told me that he was glad he waited. It was hard but he was glad.
Chicken Salad Roll Up
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup light Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp mustard
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp tarragon
3 cups cooked chicken, cubed
1 cup slivered blanched almonds
1 Granny Smith apple, cored and diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1/4 cup minced onion
salt and pepper
4 tortilla

  1. Arrange the almonds on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  2. Toast the almonds for 7 or until golden brown. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the mayonnaise, yogurt, mustard, lemon juice, tarragon.
  4. Add the chicken, almonds, apple, celery, and onion to the  mayonnaise mixture.
  5. Mix the ingredients until incorporated.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  7. Place 1/4 of the filling in the center of the tortilla and roll. 
Recipe adapted from The Pastry Queen.
Did you already know...
-As a celebration to the Duke Duc de Richelieu's military victory over the English, the Duke's French chef created a feast in 1756.
-For the feast, the chef was making a sauce with eggs and cream but he didn't have any cream.
-The chef substituted olive oil for the cream and named it mahonnaise.
-The word mahonnaise was misprinted in a 1841 cookbook and the name has been known since as Mayonnaise.

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