DIY: Recipe for Chicken Salad with Wild Rice & Beluga Lentils

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Recipe Chicken Salad with Wild Rice

Since we cannot have too many recipes for chicken,

and this one reminds me of springtime,

let’s kick any January blues directly to the curb with

Chicken Salad with Wild Rice & Beluga Lentils.


I whipped this up a while back when I craved

Dijon, and recipes don’t get easier than this one

since I actually picked up Archer Farms

wild rice and lentils pre-cooked in pouches!


Don’t judge Shortcut Suzy here…she has priorities.

Let’s talk Maille Dijon.

It’s a delicious

discovery we made while in Paris…

is it my turn to return to Paris yet???

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At Musee Carnavalet getting my Marie Antoinette ON like Donkey Kong.

I came up with this chicken salad

recipe in 2013 when I was struggling

with  a sensitivity to gluten.

Hallelujah, I am thrilled to report

that eliminating all gluten for about a year

and then introducing it in limited quantities

led to recovery so I’m able to eat it again.

Because I love bread like Oprah loves bread, child.

Like Joanna Gaines loves shiplap.

Like Kanye loves Kanye.

The bread talk has me thinkin about cake.

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Pin me, I’m fun.

But bread. Aint it grand?

I bake homemade sourdough from a fermented

starter I have kept alive for 24 years.

I recently taught a small group of women to

make this special bread, so perhaps, I will

share a tutorial someday if I learn about video.

You’ll find the chicken salad recipe below,

integrated into a handy Pinterest collage.

Speaking of collages, only because

the beautiful and brilliant Jean Louise

asked me to do this, I created a pin-able

version of my prayer of the heart

shared the other day.


So maybe try this chicken salad recipe, and whether it

sizzles your bacon (omg, you could sooooo add bacon!),

or not, you’ll have a lovely dish for a photo opp

for your blog, IG, P, FB, or SC (do you snapchat?).

Can I recommend a musical masterpiece to listen to

as you prepare this quick dish?

I ask thee…how could one feel anything but bliss

while bopping around the kitchen,

chopping green apples to these Swedes?

*…and do notice how charmingly Abba pronounces ‘my destiny’ HA!


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Hello Lovely Chicken Salad with Wild Rice

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Have you tried  Maille Dijon?

The table runner you are seeing is plain ol kraft paper
stenciled with a French Poem stencil from Royal Designs.

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Killer Combo.
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Archer Farms saves me a ton of time, but you purists can get down wit yer bad selves and do the extra cooking.
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This French Poem stencil made the table runner a quick easy DIY…I use the stencil over and over!

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Chicken Salad with Wild Rice and Lentils on a Stenciled Table Runner
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Because standing on top of your dining table to snap 3,000 photos of salad is freakin fun for a high achiever.

Easy healthy recipe gluten-free Chicken Salad with Wild Rice, Lentils, and Granny Smith Apples

Chicken Salad With Wild Rice & Beluga Lentils

2 cups diced chicken breasts
(I grilled mine)
1 cup cooked white rice
8.5 oz. cooked wild rice
8.5 oz. cooked beluga lentils
2 small granny smith apples, diced

Whisk and add to above:
4 Tbsp. olive oil
4 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
4 Tbsp. orange juice
2 Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. dijon mustard

Lord have mercy, this post has turned into
chicken salad with a Paris twist and
a pinnable prayer with Abba on the side.
Let’s keep Hello Lovely weird but nice and wrap it up
with bunch of pink boxes for you to click
to read more lovely posts.


Think you’ll try this?

Let me know if it’s a keeper!

Peace to you right where you are.

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  1. January 19, 2017 / 1:07 am

    OMG – that looks insanely delicious. I have had that Spring/Summer state of mind thing going on and this dish is the perfect compliment! xoxo

  2. January 19, 2017 / 3:10 am

    share photos if you make it! xox

  3. January 19, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    Because there is a practically perfect daily prayer, a GF, mustard centric tasty dish for tonight's dinner, a Francophile DIY, something Swedish, Pantone's color of the year stylized…with Target treats… This is your Blogger "Mic Drop"! Merci bouquets for the printable prayer; Pinned, Post, and Printed all before 8 a.m. Peace-

  4. January 19, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    you already know what i'm gonna say…i bow to you, madame lily. merci for the kindness and le nudge. xox

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