Shake Up Your Lunch Routine With 3 Fresh and Flavorful Canned Chicken Recipes

August 11, 2017
by Nicole Gulotta for Thrive Market

When you’re trying to save money and eat healthy, packing a lunch is a great way to do it. If canned chicken isn’t already in your pantry, we suggest adding it ASAP because it’s not only affordable, but versatile, too. Whether you love Asian flavors like sriracha and scallions or Mediterranean-inspired ingredients like olive oil and chickpeas, we’ve got three recipes to take your lunch from drab to fab.

Asian Chicken Salad

Yield: 1 serving
Active Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients
1 (5-ounce) can Wild Planet Organic Roasted Chicken Breast
1 tablespoon slivered almonds, chopped
½ tangerine, peeled and chopped
1 tablespoon scallions, chopped
1 teaspoon mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon sriracha
½ teaspoon coconut amino sauce

½ cup shredded napa cabbage
½ cup shredded romaine

Instructions
Add all ingredients except the cabbage and romaine to a small bowl; gently stir until well combined. To serve, toss cabbage and romaine with preferred dressing, then top with chicken salad. (Paleo, Gluten-Free)


Cobb Chicken Salad

Yield: 1 serving
Active Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients
1 (5-ounce) can Wild Planet Organic Roasted Chicken Breast
1 hard-boiled egg, chopped
1 slice cooked bacon, crumbled
1 teaspoon parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 large beefsteak tomato

Instructions
Add all ingredients except the tomato to a small bowl; gently stir until well combined. To serve, scoop out the inner flesh of the tomato with a melon baller or small spoon; fill with the chicken salad mixture. (Paleo, Gluten-Free)


Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Yield: 1 serving
Active Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients
1 (5-ounce) can Wild Planet Organic Roasted Chicken Breast
¼ cup chickpeas, mashed
¼ cup diced cucumber
1 small radish, finely chopped
1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
¼ teaspoon sea salt
⅛ teaspoon cumin
Crusty baguette, to serve

Instructions
Add all ingredients to a small bowl; gently stir until well combined. To serve, spread mixture on a crusty baguette. (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

Recipes by: Angela Gaines

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