One of my favorite things about cooking is changing recipes. I love to taste something and think of how I can make it better or change it. I make happy noises when I eat good food, and I have perfected a full face that my boyfriend and my family find amusing. But yes food and cooking are by far on my list of great loves. It is very rare for me to actually try a recipe without changing it, but in the spirit of this blog and sharing a journey, I also thought a recipe review of a recipe I found at weightwatchers.com might be welcomed.
I love chicken salad. If it’s made right. I love their to be chunks of chicken. I don’t like it too creamy. I love for it to have a subtle burst of sweet and some crunch. So when I saw the Tex Mex Chicken Salad recipe on the website, I knew that I had to try it.
Tex-Mex Chicken Salad Courtesy of Weightwatchers.com
1 1/4 pound of cooked chicken (I used chicken breasts)
1/2 cup mayo
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1 small red pepper
1 small green pepper
15 1/4 oz. canned yellow corn drained
1 cup canned black beans drained and rinsed
In a medium bowl combine mayo, sour cream, cumin, and chili powder. Next stir in chicken, peppers, and corn. Mix Well. Fold in beans.
Cover and chill at least 2 hours.
Serves 6 with 1 cup per serving.
Weight Watchers Points Plus – 6 Points
We chose to have ours with wheat buns and made it a sandwich. This ended up making more like 12 servings because you couldn’t fit an entire cup on one bun. It was so good and so worth it. The corn adds the perfect burst of sweetness and the spice was actually just right for me. The beans were good, I could have left them out and been ok with it, but I know they added some good nutrients and I need and they made it to be a really filling dish. The peppers added that little bit of crunch I really desire in my chicken salad. This is definitely another way to liven up that boring old chicken! Chicken is such a versatile staple and if you are being health conscious and not a vegetarian, you are more than likely eating a lot of chicken, if you aren’t please tell me your secret. But I do hope you try this recipe and enjoy it as much as we did! It has definitely made it onto the regular rotation of meals to prepare. My teenager who doesn’t like chicken salad said he really liked it. That’s always a win in my book!
PS the plate with two sandwiches was for the teenage boy, not for me! I promise!
Until next time Familia,
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