April 30, 2012

Wasabi Chicken Salad

Do you know what frustrates me the most?  I'm going throughout my day thinking of all kinds of creative things to post about but when I finally sit down to actually write up a blog post my mind goes blank.  Does this happen to you?  Maybe it's because I have so much to share that I don't even know where to start.  Sometimes I can sit down and just start typing and it all comes together.  Sometimes I  sit down and just stare at the pictures I posted and the only thing I can think to add is the recipe.  This just won't do.  I realize that you all visit my blog to be inspired.  To laugh at my hilarity.  Is that even a word?  Hilarity.  That's a funny word.  Especially if you sit there and say it over and over again.  Hilarity, hilarity, hilarity, hilarity, hilarity.  Maybe it just looks funny.  HILARITY.  HILARITY.

Hmmm, maybe this isn't one of those posts to feel inspired by.

Do you know what inspired me for this recipe?  Wasabi.  I don't know about you but I'm a freak for Wasabi.  I'm always looking for ways to add it to my recipes.  This night in particular I had a stroke of geniusness.  Why not add wasabi to some chicken salad?   I had 2 huge grilled chicken breast leftover and some roasted red peppers that needed to be used up. 

Let's find out what Dee came up with!

Wasabi Chicken Salad
Yield: 4 servings

  • 2 large grilled chicken breasts or 4 small ones - you could also use rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup Veganaise or mayonnaise depending on how wet you like your chicken salad
  • 1 roasted red pepper, roughly chopped
  • 4 teaspoons wasabi powder
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons Sriracha chili sauce or more depending on how hot you like it
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • about 6 grapes, chopped
  • ground black pepper
  1. Shred chicken breasts with a fork.  Add remaining ingredients and mix it up.
  2. Place on a bun and eat.
Cooks Note:  Feel free to get creative here.  That's the fun thing about chicken salad.  You can add or omit anything you like to fit your taste.  Red onions would be fabulous in this dish if that's your thing.  Omit the red peppers or the grapes.  Add almonds or walnuts.  Go crazy!

Recipe by Dee at Deelicious Sweets

Let's have a little discussion for a moment.

During our Vegan Venture we discovered Veganaise.  It's one of the items that has stuck around for the long haul.  We have discovered that it's so much better than mayonnaise in flavor.  Have you tried Veganaise?  Do you like it better than mayonnaise?


  1. I am the opposite, I have so many notes around the house and ideas swirling around my head I cannot decide on one thing! It would be much easier if one light bulb idea went off, such as did you in this case.
    Love the flavors you chose for this chicken salad-yum! I would just eat it with a fork-no bun. I will keep an eye out for the veganaise-you now have me curious.

  2. Not a wasabi fan, but Chip is, he would love this recipe.
    I am having the same issue right now writing a post.
    Glad to see you back!

  3. Great recipe on the fly and with leftovers! Love the heat with both the wasabi and the Sriracha. This sounds like a great lunch for this week!

  4. This looks fantastic! Definitely my kind of meal!

  5. It is funny that you mentioned Veganaise, because I was just thinking about buying it :) I never have before. Now I will!

  6. I am not sure I have ever tried wasabi. This looks like a great quick lunch.

  7. You know, I think I have to cook with Wasabi more often! I really make it a sushi only thing, but it really deserves a few more chances! This recipe is a good example! Mmm...instant hunger!

  8. This looks great! One question! Is the amount of wasabi that you added really hot/spicy? I never tried wasabi...when I think of it I think of Cars 2!LOL Thanks Dee :)


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