From grilled chicken to chicken spread



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Grilled chicken
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Chicken salad

Making the most out of a food failure

You have to know first that my boyfriend loves a grilled chicken. He truly does and as soon as we find a place where they sell the grilled chickens, this becomes a mission. We didn't remember that these places often close in the late afternoon and when I realized this was the case, it was exactly the day we wanted to eat a juicy grilled chicken, go figure! Anyway, we at least knew exactly where to find them and decided the next day, we'd have chicken for lunch. Meanwhile, we walked into the local supermarket and saw this whole grilled chicken which was not even expensive. Of course, we didn't think we'd find the quality we hoped for from the restaurant but it would at least help to ease the cravings for that day, or wouldn't it?

Super salty chicken

The chicken was so salty it was really not tasteful at all. I was actually hoping for it to be okay-ish but it was definitely not ok and we stopped eating it after a few bites. Not only because of the salty taste but also because we were afraid eating this chicken would mean a recipe for disaster for my other half who was just happy to have very few issues with food since we arrived here. And that was it, the end of a chicken for dinner!

Pimp the chicken to chicken spread

Usually, when we have some chicken left, I use the leftover parts to build a nice chicken spread for the next day. This time I could use the biggest part of the grilled chicken as it would otherwise end up in the bin. I refuse to just throw something out that easily and therefore I went to work and collected some ingredients hoping that the chicken spread would end up more tasteful. Of course, I refrained from adding any salt as it was already quite salty to begin with.

Just a few ingredients

  • Mayonnaise
  • Fresh parsley
  • Black pepper
  • Honey
  • Teaspoon of mustard
  • A little ground garlic

I always start easy on the mayonnaise because if you accidentally add too much, your spread will not be as great anymore. Better to add tiny bits while stirring as you go. I don't have any set amounts for these types of spreads, just mix it all up and add more of something when desired. You can check the second picture to see how this one was consumed the next morning.

What a way to have breakfast, I feel so damn lucky to be here every single day and I enjoy the little things even more now..
Thanks for stopping by!


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I often wonder about Chicken, as I've always assumed it was a meat that was tasteless and more of a texture. In a past life, I would be hyper aware of what sauces I add to it but these days I think i'm quite okay with spicing it up. Your ingredient seems like it's worth a try! 👍

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Honestly, I kind of agree with you. It actually is quite dull and therefore often eaten by people that have stomach issues together with rice. Plain chicken without spices would be very dull and not great. But if you use it without the skin of a grilled chicken you can really make a nice chicken spread from it. I love it on my sandwich but rarely make it because my boyfriend is so fond of these grilled chicken so not much is left usually :)

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Actually the chicken looks good on the picture, didnt expect it to be salty. And there seems to be an awesome background that sadly we cant see clearly.
!PIZZA

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The chicken salad sounds great even with just those few ingredients. Thanks for sharing.

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I always have grilled chicken left on Sunday and I use Honey Mustard Mayonaise, chopped onion, curry powder, salt and pepper and a few rocket leaves....or I keep it simple and just use a little pinda saus😆

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I assume you at least make the honey mustard mayonnaise yourself? lol I mean that's 10 seconds work :)

what are rocket leaves? I probably like the chicken spread better than the grilled chicken :)

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Nope😋 the prefab tastes better, I used to but way too much work for something that tastes better ready-made

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Some nice views of the balcony! Looks lovely there!

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Thanks, that's indeed something I appreciate every single day and will miss when we leave this place in a few days..

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this proove the sayings, not all that glitter is gold, i was already salivating by marely looking at the picture of that chicken only to glance at your words that it is salty and you couldnt eat much of it

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Haha, I know, the looks were there!
That's exactly why we bought it. It was very deceiving though..

The fresh one was delicious though!

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Good reuse of the leftover chicken.

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Yes, I refuse to throw it away without at least trying to make something nice out of it.
Worked out :)

Have a good Sunday!

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Chicken spread (or salad) as we call it here has covered a multitude of faults ... that looks gorgeous ...

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Actually, the Dutch also call it salad, but I realized while writing that that may not everywhere be the case :) lol But seems that would have been clear too hehe

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