Dice up the Cajun Trinity (onion, celery and peppers), simmer a spicy tomato-based sauce, add chicken and andouille sausage and toss in pasta … ready, set, GEAUX!
Chicken served on an Iowa farm table is pretty common: fried, grilled, casserole, soup, salad, etc. Mediterranean? That doesn’t seem common at all. It isn’t. But I’ll return to that after a little background information. Over the past few months, I have been helping my …
I’ve made many recipes out of this book, but the one that has really been a staple at our table is this “salad”. We love it hot from the stove, and we love it cold the next day for lunch. It is light and healthy. I have reduced the amount of noodles and bumped up the veggies. Reduced-sodium soy sauce substitutes for regular soy sauce in an effort to cut the sodium.
This is not a very spicy recipe. There is a little heat from the chili oil and the crushed red pepper. Use less of these ingredients if you are at all concerned about the spice level. Use more if you want a little mouth-burn.
It is time to reap the great benefits of leftover Roast Chicken. My husband’s favorite way to polish off leftover chicken is this salad. Now there are lots and lots of salad recipes using chicken and pasta. This one came from my cousin, Sherry, when I was a poor college student and would occasionally drop by her house to get away from the dorms, talk with her and her husband and play with their four great kids. My timing was pretty perfect… dinner time! This was what she was making on one of those days. I always think of her when I make this.