Easy Eats: Great Northern Chicken Salad
When people think of food from the great northern region they think of some delicious and home-grown favorites such as wild rice, sweet cranberries, yams and other great tasting produce. This Great Northern Chicken Salad is a great way to combine all your great northern favorites in one dish.
With wild rice, sweet-tart cranberries, the optional addition of yams or your favorite squash and tender mixed greens this makes a truly memorable chicken salad. Try it and let us know what you think!
- Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add chicken and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon pepper and the salt.
- Cook, turning occasionally, for about 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned and thoroughly cooked.
- Transfer chicken to plate to cool.
- Meanwhile, in a seperate medium skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat.
- Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes or until caramelized.
- Add garlic, stir for about 1 minute.
- Transfer to plate to cool.
- Stir together rice, onions and garlic, cranberries, mayonnaise, and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper in medium bowl.
- Cut cooked chicken into 1-inch strips.
- To assemble salads, spread a layer of greens on 4 salad plates.
- Top with rice mixture; arrange chicken strips over the top.