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Dini shows us how to make yesterday's store-bought rotisserie chicken leftovers into a delicious chicken salad sandwich.

Sun-dried Tomato-Lemon Chicken Salad in Pita

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  • 2 cups pre-cooked and shredded chicken

  • 1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes

  • Juice of two lemons and zest of one

  • 2 teaspoons capers

  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • Pita bread, for serving


  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together. Serve in a wrap or on crackers

  2. 2nd Use for Recipe: Rotisserie chicken dinner and easy lunch prep ahead

Sun-dried Tomato-Lemon Chicken Salad in Pita




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- Hey, I'm Jeannie Klein, and this is my brand-new series called Super Simple. All of my recipes are 10 ingredients or less. We're repurposing leftovers for the following day to come up with a brand-new dish. We're doing food in a smart, efficient, but really fun way. It's all Super Simple. I'm not always in a mood to make dinner, so I'll end up at my local grocery store and pick up a rotisserie chicken. The next day, I turn it into some really fabulous chicken salad, using lemons, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs, stuff it into a pita, and you have a brand-new lunch or dinner. Come on, I'll show you how to make it. All right, we're gonna make my five-second chicken salad. I'm just gonna take this rotisserie chicken and I'm just gonna pull it right off. You don't have to do this by hand. You could totally use a knife if you'd like. I'm just gonna pull up the skin and I'll shred it on into there. I love when it's shredded. Let's get a little bit from here. It's also a really good thing out of chicken soup chicken. So if you're making a big old pot of chicken soup, you have so much chicken left over at the end. This is a really good way to use it. Obviously, keep some for your soup but this is another way to make lunch for the next day. Okay, so now for some super-quick seasonings here. We have some garlic powder. I have some chopped-up sun-dried tomatoes that are packed in oil. You can get the ones that are not packed in oil but I tend to love the ones that are because it just gives another added boost of flavor. I have some mayonnaise, just a little bit. You don't need too much here. I don't like when a chicken salad or even a potato salad for that matter is too like gloopy and like creamy and rich 'cause I just find it too much and too dense and you can't eat too much of it. I like this to be nice and fresh, which is also what the lemon is gonna help do over here. So for the lemon, we have two lemons. I'm just gonna zest one of them. Lemons do such great things to food. It's crazy. So good. And then, we are just going to juice two of these lemons. And this kind of helps me to get a nice little sauce to go over here, rehydrates the chicken, and it will make it really yummy and flavorful. All right. Just some nice juicy lemons. Last two ingredients, capers. Capers are these briny, well, I'm gonna get some of that brine in there. If you have little bit of the juice, throw it in. It adds some nice saltiness. You could throw these right in. I like to just give them a rough chop just so that it's evenly dispersed throughout this chicken salad. It gives a really good, tangy, salty flavor. And then we have some fresh parsley here, and that is really gonna wake up all the flavors, make this super fresh tasting. It adds a nice green color, which I love. That is it, my friends. So, go to the grocery store, buy your chicken salad for Monday, and then by Tuesday or even Wednesday, take your leftovers and turn them into another dinner or lunch. That is what I'm talking about. Look at that. You have the red, you have the green, you have the speckles of the yellow, and it's not too thick from that mayonnaise because that lemon juice really helped create this nice sauce. Beautiful. And then the way I like to serve this up, I just take a pita. You could take any kind of bread that you like. You could even just pack these for lunch with crackers. It's really great either way, but I love it in pita. It's so good. Take your chicken, and it's such fun. It's like a little packet. You could even load this with some arugula or some lettuce or you could put tomatoes in there, really whatever. This is your lunch. Do you. Do you. Normally, I give you a brand-new recipe and show you how to repurpose the leftovers into another meal. This time I've taken something you already likely either have at home or can pick up really easily at a grocery store and turn it into a completely differently meal. Think smart, and always keep it Super Simple. Bye.