Tuesday, January 17, 2012

TGI Friday's Copycat Pico De Gallo Recipe


Image by Oakley Originals 
I love Pico De Gallo, with this copycat TGI Friday's recipe you can have it at home anytime you get a craving. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips. If you like it spicy add a large jalapeño or two medium ones. Enjoy!


Ingredients needed:
1 medium jalapeño pepper, minced
3 tablespoons lime juice 
1 1/2 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped

1/4 cup tomato, diced 
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 cup onion, finely diced 

Directions for making:
Combine all ingredients.
Let sit for at least a half hour so flavors will blend.




Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Bennigan's Copycat Chicken Salad Recipe

This copycat recipe for Bennigan's Chicken Salad is much like the one you will get at the restaurant. This copycat recipe will let you enjoy their chicken salad anytime you get a craving.

Ingredients:
1 pound chicken breast, cooked, skinned, boned and diced
½ cup celery,diced
1 cup mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon sugar
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ cup almonds, toasted
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
Alfalfa sprouts
Whole fresh pineapple for serving, optional
Directions:
Place chicken in large mixing bowl; add celery and mix.
Add remaining ingredients and mix with until combined.
To serve in pineapple shell, cut whole pineapple in half lengthwise.
Using a grapefruit knife, cut around the inside of the pineapple, leaving about¼" from the edge.
Scoop out remaining pineapple.
Place a bed of sprouts in the shell and scoop salad mixture on top. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon toasted almonds and serve chilled.
Tips:
1 pound of chicken breast would be approximately 2 boneless chicken breast.