Cristen Clark Shares A Light Chicken Boat Recipe

August 6, 2014

Cristen Clark of Food and Swine is no stranger on an Iowa farm or in the kitchen. She has won several awards when it comes to her cooking. Cristen is sharing one of her chicken recipes with all of you. Have you ever wanted to make light chicken boats? Well, here you go!

Cristen has a simple, tasty chicken recipe for you. We hope you enjoy it!

ingredients for chicken boats

Today I’ve got a quick and easy recipe using some of my favorite ‘ready’ ingredients from the grocery store. My Mom, singlehandedly makes the MOST delicious chicken salad EVER. Ask anyone, I promise. Until I can shake her down for the recipe I’ll leave you with this lighter, healthier and certainly speedy version. These ‘boats’ are suitable for lunch or snacks. Enjoy!

Chicken Salad Cucumber Boats

Chicken Salad Cucumber Boats

by Cristen: Food And Swine

Makes 4 Portions

2 C chopped chilled or warm rotisserie chicken (chopped to 12/1″ cubes)

4 stalks celery, chopped into 1/4″ pieces

4 Laughing Cow Creamy Swiss Wedges

4 tsp. sour cream (I use Anderson Erickson “Chive” sour cream dip)

1/2 C quartered grapes or blueberries sliced in half

2 tsp chopped fresh dill

4 mini cucumbers, cut in half lengthwise, seeds scooped out with a spoon

1/4 C pecan halves, roughly chopped

kosher salt

Combine chicken, celery, Laughing Cow wedges and sour cream in a small bowl. Mix well until combined. Add grapes/blueberries, and dill. Fold gently until incorporated. Spoon mixture evenly into cucumber halves. Sprinkle evenly with chopped pecans. Top with a tiny pinch of salt if desired. Serve immediately. Makes …… continue here 

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