Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Chicken Salad Subwich -- Low Carb, Quick & Easy

Last night I made a quick and easy chicken salad with chicken that I boiled over the weekend. It was so hot and muggy here that I didn't want to turn on the stove or oven and didn't want to stand outside to grill either. I chopped the cooked boneless chicken breast and some celery, pickles and green spring onions and mixed it together with a little mayonnaise. I had some leftover grain free hot dog buns that I used as little sub rolls to make "subwiches" with. I really enjoyed the convenience of having the bread available to make a quick and cool meal with. I actually fell asleep last night before posting my pics. Sunday evening I took hubby to one of his favorite local Mexican restaurants for dinner. I ordered fajitas made with chicken, beef and shrimp with the usual peppers and onions. It was served over a bed of sizzling tomatoes, yellow squash and zucchini. I topped it with sour cream, avocado, shredded lettuce and some diced tomatoes and jalapenos. It was awesome. When we did this once before, I just took my own grain free tortillas with me. This time, I enjoyed it "as is" and didn't miss any tortillas. I snapped a quick photo for you to see below. It really is possible to eat out and enjoy yourself when you're grain free if you know what to order. This evening we finished up the leftover chicken salad for dinner and I have a new "test loaf" of bread cooling now that I baked earlier this evening. I'm anxious to try it out. If its good...I'll post it tomorrow - otherwise it will be back to the drawing board to tweak it again. Enjoy!

P.S. - The tomato is from my garden!

Sunday night's fajitas served over tomatoes, yellow squash and zucchini


CyberSis said...


Wow! Blogger is really *doggy* tonight ... no offense to Spike! :-) It kicked me out when I was trying to send my comment to this post. I'll try again. (Good thing I "saved" it.)


Love the chix salad! Also your wonderful restaurant dinner. I'm with you ... there's so much to fajitas that you don't really need tortillas. We have a favorite Sunday breakfast place and I'll often order one of their delicious "wraps" minus the "wrap" and I don't even miss it! I haven't been brave enough yet to ask if they could make the wrap with a Romaine lettuce leaf. :-)

It's had to believe that you're enjoying your own beautiful tomatoes already! We don't even have blossoms on ours yet. All in due time, right? :-)

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi CyberSis,

It's funny how before going grain free, the culinary part of our world seemed like it might become a pretty dismal place...and the longer we are away from it...the more we enjoy and embrace it and don't miss the "old way" much at all. You will probably be getting your tomatoes when mine are finishing. I just know that before long they will all turn red at the same time! Right now it's nice to pick a couple. I've picked 3 "regular sized" tomatoes and a couple of grape tomatoes. There are others at various stages of "orangey red". :-)

Unknown said...

I like the GGC name.... so I'll use it too. When you say you had a fajitas at a restaurant ... did you have the taco too or just all the goodies on the platter (minus the bread? The photo looks awesome but didn't notice any bread/taco.

Love your recipes and your comments. Thanks for all your work!

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi Jane,

Actually, last week, I just had the fajitas without any "bread / tortilla". But, last time we went out for fajitas a few months ago...I actually made my own grain-free tortillas and wrapped them in a little baggie and took them with me and I just filled my own! I have done it both ways. :-)