Wednesday, March 25, 2009

101 Uses for a Roast Chicken #14: Mexican Chicken & Potato Salad

I roasted a chicken over the weekend - a chicken I got cross-border shopping the week before that cost me 88 cents/lb. The whole chicken cost about $3.50. This is ridiculous: I get all happy & decadent-feeling when whole chickens go on sale for $1.99/lb at my local overpriced grocery store, but this doesn't happen as often as it used to. In fact, when I see them on sale now, they're more like $2.29/lb. This chicken also tasted better than it's Canadian counterpart, was bigger overall, and roasted to a lovely golden colour.

Can you blame me for going to the States? Really? Can you?

Anyway, this week you're getting two whole 101 Uses for a Roast Chicken posts because I made two things with this chicken. This potato salad is one of them.

I know it's not exactly the season for potato salad, but, honestly, is it ever not the season for potato salad? I say no!

Mexican Chicken & Potato Salad

1 lb nugget potatoes, cut into uniform size for even cooking
2 cups chicken taken from a roast chicken
3 green onions, sliced
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
1/3 cup low-fat mayo
1/3 cup low fat sour cream
1 tbsp (or to taste) taco or fajita seasoning mix

1. Boil the potatoes in some salted water until they are fork-tender. Drain and soak in cold water until cold.

2. Meanwhile, dice up the chicken and put in a large bowl. Add the onions and cilantro. Combine the mayo, sour cream, and seasoning mix in a small bowl.

3. When the potatoes are cold, dice them up into bite-sized cubes. Add to the chicken. Add the dressing and combine all ingredients.



Coleen's Recipes said...

I get stuck in a rut when it comes to potato salad so I really appreciate your variation.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful salad! It is a great way to use roast chicken!



Pierce said...

I love your chicken series! That is another of your recipes I will try. You will hate me...but I just bought some whole chickens (not parts) on sale for 79 cents a pound!

Cathy said...

I love potato salad! What a great looking recipe.

Alyse said...

yummy :) Where are you in Canada?

Wandering Coyote said...

Pierce: 79 cents????????? I am being freakin' ROBBED up here!!!!!!'

Alyse: I'm in the southern interior of British Columbia.

Thanks to everyone else for your comments! I do need to adjust the seasonings in this a bit as it lacked a bit of punch, but it's no big deal. Lime juice would also be a great addition.

Elyse said...

Wow, I've never put chicken into a potato salad before, but this sounds absolutely fabulous--a great way to get some protein into what's usually just a tasty side. This looks absolutely delicious!


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