Friday, July 3, 2015

Authentic Greek Chicken Salad With Homemade Chips: LoftTalk @ Contributor {MARY - June 2015}

Mary was born and raised in Athens, Greece.  She moved to the states to marry her wonderful military husband!  Her love of food has been shared with many Military wives, American wives and beyond. Our soldiers are the cornerstone of our country and as a retired US Army civilian myself, I am grateful to honor them in any way that I can.  “Thank you Mary The Greek" ;-)... for sharing as a voice for the wives of our troops and for this delicious Greek recipe that I personally, cannot wait to make!”
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My name is Mary and I am a military wife.  I am very excited to share my Greek culture and food with you!  I hope you will enjoy the recipe and most importantly, please make this recipe for yourself, in your own kitchen, for your family and friends!  It's a delicious salad that you can make very easily, serve as the main meal and best of all, it is very inexpensive to make.  I’ll be sharing more with you in the near future...Enjoy!
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Authentic Greek Chicken Salad With Homemade Chips
By: Mary
For The Chicken Salad
    Six medium size potatoes
         2 chicken breasts (boiled & cut into small pieces) 
         1 small onion (diced)
    2 grated carrots
    2  sticks of celery (diced)
    1 tablespoon fresh parsley(chopped) 
    ½ cup of light mayonnaise
    ½ cup of olive oil
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
         2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
         Salt and Pepper

1.  Boil the potatoes with the skin, until they become tender.  Take them out of the water and let sit for 5 minutes and then put them inside a container.  Put the container into the refrigerator to cool. 

2.  When cooled, remove container from refrigerator.  Remove skin and mash potatoes.  Now to the mashed potatoes, add your chicken, onion, carrots, celery, parsley, mayonnaise, olive oil, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar. Mix thoroughly.  Transfer salad to a container, cover and chill for 2-3 hours.  Serve.  Add salt and pepper to taste. 
For The Homemade Chips
Hunan Bread (cut into bite size pieces)
Olive oil
Salt and Pepper
1.  Take the bread out of the bag and break it in pieces according to your liking. Then separate each piece from the top layer where one piece becomes two thinner ones. Put olive oil in a shallow frying pan and heat.
2.  Add  Hunan Bread to heated oil, one piece at a time.  As they become lightly browned, remove and place on a paper towel to drain oil.  Sprinkle with paprika as soon as you remove them from the oil. 

3. Serve.  Add salt and pepper to taste.