Face-Off Chicken Salad

That’s right…it is hockey playoff time! My two favorite teams, Anaheim and Nashville, are battling for the Western Conference Championship with the winner leading us to the Stanley Cup Finals. I feel like a dirty mistress as I am rooting for Nashville even though Anaheim has been my steady partner for years now.

Needing a healthy, quick, easy meal that may be eaten in front of the television without mess for game nights, here is my Face-Off Chicken Salad solution…

What you will need

  • 1-2 cups chicken chopped or shredded
  • 1/2 head of purple cabbage chopped
  • 2 orange bell peppers diced
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/4-1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • dried basil, dried dill, dill seed to taste (about 1-2 teaspoons each)
  • salt and pepper to taste (seasonal salt is great here)


  • add olive oil to a cooking pan and cook chicken, seasoning it with salt as it cooks.
  • once chicken is cooked thoroughly, remove it from the pan and save the drippings in the pan; chop up the chicken and add it to the salad bowl.
  • roughly chop purple cabbage into strips and add it to the pan with the remaining oil; cook until it’s slightly wilted then remove cabbage from the heat and dump the cabbage with all the juice into the salad bowl.
  • dice the orange bell pepper and avocado and add them to the salad bowl.
  • add the sprouts, dried basil, dried dill, dill seeds, and crumbled feta cheese to the salad mix.
  • season with pepper and a bit more salt (if needed) and a bit more olive oil (if needed).
  • toss and serve.

Now that you have your Face-Off Chicken Salad ready, you’re in your seat in front of the television waiting for the hockey game to begin, let’s do some singing…

The Good Old Hockey Game Sing-Along

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