Salad with Chicken and Raisins

Posted by: on Oct 22, 2012 | One Comment

Chicken and Raisin Salad

J and I have been making an effort to make as many meals as possible at home. I often pack a lunch to take with me, and have even purchased an old school Thermos. On days that I am working from home, I like to take a couple of minutes to pull together a quick lunch. I will be sharing a few ideas for very simple lunches for one with as few ingredients as possible. This salad makes use of what are possibly the best raisins in the worldReally, that isn’t hyperbole. They are so good and are made of all different kinds of grapes, as you can see below. We bought them from one of the grape stands at the farmers’ market. Unfortunately, they only dry raisins during grape season. They are the star of this simple salad, but you could also use dried cranberries, fresh grapes or any raisins you have on hand. The idea is to make this as easy as possible!

World's Best Raisins

Salad with Chicken and Raisins
Serves One

2 cups of mixed salad greens
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp raisins
1 chicken breast, skin removed and shredded
pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper

When I am in a rush, I don’t bother to mix a real dressing together. I just pour the apple cider vinegar,  olive oil, salt and pepper over the salad and raisins and shake it together in a container with a lid before topping it with the shredded chicken.

Anyone have ideas to share for interesting lunches for one?