This post is part of a 2-part series in partnership with Sverve and Farm Rich. All opinions are 100% my own.
This time of year, we are busier than ever. School events, church functions, meetings, errands, doctor appointments, holiday preparations and more…it’s a whirlwind around here sometimes. There are days that I don’t even know what day it is, much less whether I am coming or going. So I jumped at the chance to try the Farm Rich Smokehouse line of products at Walmart. These selections are priced at only $6.97 and you can grab a coupon for even more savings.
I am one who prefers fresh whole foods for my family. But, let’s be honest, sometimes the drive thru is the only thing we have time for. Now, you don’t have to sacrifice a healthy meal for lack of time. The Farm Rich Smokehouse Double Rubbed Dry Smoked Chicken is a frozen item you can feel good about keeping on hand to put in any meal to feed your family. That’s just what I did with this quick and easy chicken salad that I whipped up. Add a couple healthy sides, a little fruit and you have a fairly well rounded meal that most anyone will love. What’s the twist? I’ll reveal that in just a few minutes.
Because this is a quick and easy chicken salad, there really is no recipe. I don’t measure or do any of this carefully. I throw it together, put it on a bun and call it a day. Seriously. I don’t always have time to spend an hour (or more) on a meal. There are days when the microwave is my friend! This meal is one of those where the microwave saves the day. Here’s how I make this super yummy chicken salad using Farm Rich Smokehouse Double Rubbed Dry Smoked Chicken.
I had my son throw the chicken in the microwave and keep an eye on it. While he was handling that, I prepped the rest of my ingredients. Here’s the list…remember I didn’t measure.
- 1 package Farm Rich Smokehouse Double Rubbed Dry Smoked Chicken
- Half a large red onion (chopped fine)
- About 1/2 can of pineapple tidbits (well drained)
- 10-12 large grapes (cut into half or quarters)
- About 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- Your preferred brand of mayo
The chicken took around 6-7 minutes to cook. While that was going, I threw my onion into the food processor and pulsed it to a fine chop and tossed that in a mixing bowl. I drained a can of pineapple tidbits and cut up the grapes…there’s your twist…fruit! I grabbed my jar of garlic and scooped out a tablespoon full and added that to the mix.
While the chicken was cooling down, my son while he heated up some green beans and corn on the stove. He also had some seasoned French fries baking. See? Kids can be helpful…especially when it’s a teen boy and food is involved!
With the chicken no longer steaming hot, I tossed it in. Last, I added my homemade mayo. I do not know how much. I put in a few tablespoons and gave it all a good toss. It was still a little dry, for my liking, so I added more. It got a little taste test, at this point. It was perfect!! The right balance of savory and sweet with a little kick of heat from the dry rub. I didn’t add salt or any other seasoning. The dry rub that was already on the chicken was enough.
All in all, with the help of my son, dinner took about 15-20 minutes. For a family of four, that’s a feat! Even cold cut sandwiches take a while for four people! Try one of your own recipes with Farm Rich Smokehouse Double Rubbed Dry Smoked Chicken. All natural, pre-shredded. pre-cooked. Ready to use. Hassle free!