Monday, September 21, 2009

Lunching with Paul...well sort of!



My Girlfriend Meredith, you know the one...(refresh your memory HERE) had some ladies over for lunch the other day! She thought we needed a "Back to school, welcome to getting on top of the housework, have fun trying to help your middle schooler with that math, what do I pack for my kids lunch day after day" lunch. Wasn't that nice of her? When we got there, she had a beautiful table set and the salad was fantastic! She calls it her "Paul Newman Chicken Salad".




Paul Newman Salad

1 bag assorted greens
4 boneless chicken breasts
1 pkg slivered almonds
1 med. Onion chopped
1/2 pkg fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 box of Uncle Ben’s Long Grain & Wild Rice
1 bottle of Paul Newman's Olive Oil salad dressing


Chop chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces. Brown in a skillet with a small amount of butter or oil. Place in a mixing bowl. Cook rice according to directions. Mix chicken, rice, ¾ of almond pkg, onion, mushrooms and ½ bottle of salad dressing together. Chill. Spoon mixture over greens and top with remainder of almonds. Serve remaining dressing on the side to taste.

Thanks Meredith for a wonderful afternoon!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a BEAUTIFUL DAY in your neighborhood!!!!!!!! That salad looks so yummy and I have a few guests to entertain yet. I am off to the grocery store to prepare to have lunch with Paul also. YUM

Rachael said...

That sounds really good! We love Newman's dressing in our house, especially the Parmesan and Roasted Garlic. This recipe will definitely be bookmarked!

Sabrina said...

Mmmmm. That looks good. I wouldn't have thought of putting the rice in it. But that sure sounds good. Sad that Paul is no longer with us but we can dine with him in spirit or salad dressing. Whatever the case may be.

noble pig said...

I love this! What a fabulous lunch!!

Aunt Spicy said...

Seriously good! I have had this before and love it!

Gauree said...

Wow nice snap....looks delicious

Simply Life said...

yum, that salad looks great!

Mimi said...

Back to school is a great reason to get together with girlfriends. The salad looks delicious.
Mimi

Kathleen said...

This looks perfect for my ladies lunch next Tuesday! Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

EAT! said...

Everyone needs a back to school lunch1 I keep a few bottle of Newman's dressings in my pantry - always great on salads, as marinades.

Simply Life said...

oh that salad looks amazing! what a creative idea!

Free Samples said...

Yummy! Looks awesome!!

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