• Chicken,  Love your leftovers,  Lunch,  Recipes,  Salads

    Curry Chicken Salad

    Curry chicken salad…a marriage of my deep love of Indian food and good chicken salad. This builds on my classic chicken salad recipe with a few Indian twists. While deep in chicken salad recipe development a few weeks ago, I had a craving on my curry version, but not sure Jeff would like it, I still made a traditional one for him. Surprise! The person who claims not to like Indian food couldn’t get enough of this salad! Don’t have any chicken? Try my fail-proof poached chicken recipe for tender, flavorful chicken every time http://gatherconnectempower.com/2016/06/poached-chicken/ Curry Chicken Salad Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 6 You will notice that my chicken salads tend…

  • Chicken,  Love your leftovers,  Recipes,  Soup

    Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

    As soon as the weather turns colder I find myself throwing a big bag of yellow onions and a package of carrots into my grocery cart. My instinctual need to make soup arrives along with fall, and this is the soup I return to again and again all winter. This is my chicken soup for the soul…therapeutic to make, to smell in the air and best of all to eat. A warm bowl of this soup, sprinkled with some freshly grated Parmesan, is simply what soup is supposed to be. Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 8-12 If you have never made homemade soup, or it’s just not…

  • Chicken,  Love your leftovers,  Lunch,  Recipes,  Salads

    Classic Chicken Salad

    Chicken salad is one of those dishes, that when done right, is food perfection. While I love creating variations of the classic, this simple list of ingredients translates into sublime chicken salad. The creaminess of this salad, which puts whole Greek yogurt in the starring role with sour cream and mayonnaise as the supporting players is so much lighter and more delicious than a chicken salad laden with mayo. A quick lunch, a light dinner…I love opening my fridge door and seeing lots of choices for healthy meals! Don’t have leftover chicken breasts? Try my recipe for perfect poached chicken everytime. Poached Chicken Breasts Classic Chicken Salad Author: Kate Wagner…

  • Love your leftovers,  Recipes,  Soup

    Slow-Cooker Ham & White Bean Soup

    Soup is one of my favorite meals, and the perfect vehicle for leftover ham, chicken, you name it. I love making big batches to have on hand for quick lunches and easy dinners. And there’s always extra soup, so at least one pint container is stored in the freezer. Opening the freezer door and seeing all those delicious meal options never fails to put a smile on my face. Consider this recipe a basic template and let your imagination and your family’s favorite ingredients take it from there. Slow-Cooker Ham & White Bean Soup Author: Kate Wagner My starter recipe calls for onions, carrots and celery, consider trying shallots, fennel,…

  • Chicken,  Love your leftovers,  Recipes,  Salads,  Southern

    Remoulade Chicken Salad

    Remoulade with anything…yum! After seeing a recipe for it with chicken salad in a mayo heavy sauce, I was inspired to come up with a light and healthy version using Greek yogurt. A great way to use leftover chicken and it tastes incredible! If you don’t have any leftover chicken, now is the perfect time to make my super simple poached chicken recipe. http://gatherconnectempower.com/2016/06/poached-chicken/ Remoulade Chicken Salad Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 4 One of my favorite ways to make chicken salad! This recipe would also be great at a Southern-inspired brunch (you could serve it on small biscuits) or perfect for a picnic. Happy cooking! Ingredients 1/4 cup Greek yogurt –…

  • Asian,  Love your leftovers,  Recipes,  Salads

    Southeastern Asian Chicken Salad

    I love the crunchiness of this salad – if you haven’t ever tried broccoli slaw go out and get some! It’s a great shortcut to making salads. This is a excellent salad to take along to work or when on you’re on the go – it’s really a slaw so a few hours of letting the flavors meld makes it even better! Southeastern Asian Chicken Salad Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 2 meal portions, 4 side salad portions You can serve this salad over salad greens, but I usually just rely on the broccoli slaw to be the bed of the salad. Feel free to add other vegetables and herbs that you…

  • Chicken,  Dinner,  Love your leftovers,  Recipes

    Chicken “Fried” Rice with Bell Peppers

    All three of my kids despise peas, so here’s a non-traditional version that substitutes bell peppers for the eggs and peas. Also, if your kids aren’t oyster sauce fans this is a great sauce to make for them – the hint of brown sugar makes it very kid-friendly. And it’s healthy too! Chicken “Fried” Rice with Bell Peppers Recipe Type: Entree Cuisine: Asian Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 4-6 One of the easiest love your leftover meals to throw together! All you need is some shredded chicken and brown rice (white rice works too). Feel free to substitute in your kids favorite veggies. Happy cooking! Ingredients 4 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce…

  • Chicken,  Dinner,  Love your leftovers,  Recipes

    Chicken “Fried” Rice with Peas

    Make a completely new dish using leftover chicken and rice – and satisfy your take-out cravings in a healthy way! Chicken “Fried” Rice with Peas Recipe Type: Entree Cuisine: Asian Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 3 cups Brown or white rice – cooked and chilled 2 cups Skinless, boneless chicken – cooked and finely chopped or shredded 1 cup Frozen peas, thawed 2 tablespoons Canola oil 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons Minced garlic 3 tablespoons Low-sodium soy sauce 3 tablespoons Oyster sauce ½ cup Low-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon Rice vinegar 1 cup Frozen peas, thawed 2 scallions, green parts only, thinly sliced Instructions Prep the leftovers: Combine rice…