These tasty and colorful Rustic Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes are a healthy option for brunch, luncheon, or dinner. They do not require any cooking or baking time and are quick and easy to assemble. They are also easy to make gluten-free!
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As many of you know by now, I am on a gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and corn-free diet. Not by choice mind you, but because I have either food allergies or intolerances to certain foodstuff. That’s why in order to meet my dietary restrictions I will often modify recipes or create my own.
This recipe is free of gluten, soy, dairy, and corn.
I personally use Spectrum Canola Mayonnaise because it is made from all-natural ingredients and is gluten-free.
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There are several options when it comes to your selection of chicken. Feel free to use a rotisserie, baked, broiled or canned chicken.
In the video, you may notice that I have chopped onion in a small bowl. Since I am allergic to onions and garlic, I purposely left it out of my mixture. However, I do encourage you to add a couple of tablespoons of chopped onion to your chicken salad.
A few extra additions might include a couple of tablespoons of pickle relish, a chopped hard-boiled egg or two, diced red peppers, and/or fresh cilantro. You can even play around with extra seasonings such as a pinch or two of curry and red or black pepper.
Fresh garden ripe tomatoes are always the best. However since I made this recipe during the off-season, I purchased tomatoes at the grocery store.
I like to nestle Rustic Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes on top of a bed of crisp fresh lettuce. A sprig or two of fresh parsley works perfectly as a garnish.
Serve with a side of crackers or thick-cut potato chips. (Be sure to use gluten-free crackers or chips if you need the recipe to be gluten-free.)
Chicken salad is always best when chilled for a few hours or overnight. Stuff and garnish the tomatoes right before serving and refrigerate leftovers.
Another option is to use any leftover chicken salad to make sandwiches.
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