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Ranch Chicken Salad

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We DVR everything now. I can’t remember that time years ago when we all used TV Guides. We had to schedule our lives around our favorite TV shows, and if we missed an episode of a favorite show, we had to wait months before it came back on as a re-run. We’re spoiled, aren’t we? Anyway when we were watching one of our favorite DVR’d shows,┬áSuburgatory last week, the neighbor mom was had made her famous chicken salad. And what made it so great? Ranch dressing of course.

I couldn’t wait to make my own version of a Ranch chicken salad, because I knew it would be wonderful.

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I wanted to make my chicken salad packed full of vegetables. I know this is kind of vegetable overload, but you can adjust the chicken/veggie ratio to your own tastes. For the vegetables, I added all the ones that we love to dip in ranch dressing cut up in little pieces.

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This salad made a wonderful vegetable packed sandwich. And it’s also great over a bead of fresh baby greens.

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Ranch Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

2 cups shredded chicken
1 cup chopped broccoli
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup red bell pepper
1/4 cup matchstick carrots
1/4 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup Hidden Valley ranch dressing

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

8 Responses to “Ranch Chicken Salad”

  1. Paula - bell'alimento — January 21, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

    Now that’s a chicken salad sandwich!

  2. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — January 21, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    What a bright and delicious chicken salad!

  3. Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife — January 21, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

    Chicken salad is my favorite and what a great idea to use ranch.

  4. Cassie | Bake Your Day — January 21, 2013 @ 5:27 pm

    My family would love this!

  5. Belinda @zomppa — January 21, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    Oh, TV Guide, remember those days. Great, now I have a hankering for chicken salad.

  6. Amy Tong — January 22, 2013 @ 12:05 am

    What a healthy Chicken Salad Sandwich! I love it. ­čÖé hehe…same here, we DVR everything now. It’s so convenience and I can skip all the commercials if I wanted to. ­čśë

  7. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — January 24, 2013 @ 9:15 am

    Ranch dressing makes everything better! I love chicken salad, it’s really hard for me to pass up when I see it on a menu. I need to try your version!

  8. JulieD — January 28, 2013 @ 6:53 pm

    Wow, this looks so good and I love that there’s brocoli in it!

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