Here’s a recipe perfect for a light, fresh meal! It’s great for using up leftover chicken or extra tomatoes (which we are soon going to have an abundance of from our garden).
Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes
– 5-6 large salad tomatoes
– 2 C chopped cooked chicken (I used First Street Chicken Thighs)
– 1 C celery, chopped
– 2 T chives (or green onions), chopped
– 1/3 C slivered almonds, chopped
– 1/3 C shredded cheese (I used freshly grated First Street cheddar chunk cheese)
– 1/3 C mayo
– 1/3 C ranch
*If you don’t already have cooked chicken, you’ll obviously need to cook that first. I scored a GREAT deal on First Street chicken thighs from Smart & Final, so I cooked a big batch of those and used some of the chicken for this recipe.
– start by chopping ingredients: chicken, celery, chives, and slivered almonds. Then, grate cheese.
– in a small bowl, combine chicken, celery, chives, almonds, cheese, mayo, and ranch. Stir until well-combined.
– cut a thin slice off the top of each tomato. Scoop out the tomato pulp and seeds, leaving about a 1/4 – 1/2-inch tomato shell.
– Then, spoon chicken salad mixture into the tomato shells and serve on a bed of lettuce.
Prep Time: 10-20 minutes Yield: 5-6 servings
Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for #collectivebias #cbias. As always, all opinions and experiences are my own.
Love the Halloween-themed ones 🙂
YUMMY and those happy faced tomotoes are so cute!
These look yummy – and I especially love the jack-o-lantern faces at the end! They’d make a great Halloween party appetizer!
This sounds so wonderful-I have always liked tomatoes on my chicken salad sandwiches, but this is such a healthier option!
Healthy and fun! And it’s really cool that this is made with chicken thighs – most of the time you see chicken salad made with chicken breasts, but you proved that it doesn’t have to be! Thighs can be a great choice and really inexpensive…especially when they are on sale (like you mentioned).
What a great idea to skip the bread and use the tomato. And I love the jack-o-lanterns…super cute!