Recipe Rants: Chicken Salad with Peaches and Blue Cheese

I am a big fan of salads. I could eat one everyday. Well unless pizza is being served. My wife, Michele got me a cool book: Real Simple–Meals Made Easy. I guess she figures I don’t like to cook… Just kidding, I love to cook!

Today, I am making a really simple chicken salad with leftover Rotisserie Chicken from Sam’s Club.


1 bag of salad greens

1 store-bought rotisserie chicken, mea sliced into bite-sized pieces

2 peaches, roughly chopped. I used frozen peaches as no fresh ones were available here in Alaska

3/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

1/2 cup almonds, roughly chopped

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Arrange the lettuce, chicken, peaches, cheese and almonds on a platter. Whisk together the vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad.

try this next time…

  • use different types of fruit (depending on what is in season in your area): thinly sliced pears, halved red grapes.
  • replace lettuce (salad) with spinach
  • swap goat cheese for the blue
  • go with walnuts instead of almonds
What are your favorite recipes?