Warm Chicken and Potato Salad

warm chicken and potato salad

The other night I had some leftover chicken to use and came up with this quick meal.

Warm Chicken and Potato Salad
  • gold potatoes
  • leeks
  • coconut or other oil
  • leftover cooked chicken, cubed
For the Dressing
  • 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  1. Peel and cook the potatoes, then cut them into large chunks.
  2. Saute sliced leeks in coconut oil.
  3. Warm the leftover chicken in the oven or microwave.
  4. Place potatoes, leeks, and chicken in a large bowl.
  5. Whisk together the dressing ingredients. Drizzle over the contents of the bowl while gently tossing to mix the ingredients.

You might want to increase the amount of dressing. I knew my family wouldn’t like a lot because of the vinegar. I served it with a garden salad.

It wasn’t a meal that everyone was thrilled with, but they didn’t dislike it either. I would make it again, maybe using onions instead of leeks to add stronger flavor. What would you add to this dish to make it flavorful?

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Gina (Roasted Vegetables)
Rachel (Mediterranean Lemon Chicken)
Cinde (Fried Rice)
Wendy (Turkey Cutlets w/Sauce)
Diane (7 Minute Egg Salad)
Jessie (Stir Fry Kid Style)
Heather (Southwestern Chicken Salad)
Jen (Peanut Noodles w/Shredded Chicken)

About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
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  1. Linda – it sounds like a good idea to me! Sometimes if I want to add a little more flavor to a recipe I’ll put a little bacon in it. You could sautee that in with the leeks or onions – a little goes a long way. It sounds good to me as it is, though!

  2. Babyfro says:

    I love all the salad idea people have been sharing for dinner. In the summer there is nothing better for dinner than a night light cold or warm salad. Thank you for sharing and I agree with Gina… Bacon.

    Here is my link for Mediterranean Lemon Chicken: http://livingwithoutwheat.blogspot.com/2009/05/mediterranean-lemon-chicken.html

  3. Thanks for the invitation to participate Linda.:)
    Here’s the link to my blog:
    Gluten Free Taste of Home for:”Mark’s Awesome Fried Rice”


  4. WendyGK says:

    Hi Linda,
    The pressure cooker makes great potatoes for salads. My link to Turkey Cutlets w/ Chipotle Mustard Pan Sauce is here: http://celiacsinthehouse.blogspot.com/2009/05/whats-for-dinner-wednesday-turkey.html

  5. Diane-The Whole Gang says:

    Mr Linky is driving me winky because it’s acting stinky.

    If you find anything else like stinky linky let me know. I guess I’ll need to do the same thing for Friday Foodie Fix. Arggg


    Seven Minute Egg Salad is up today and unfortunately I’ve eaten it all so I had to make a new lunch.

  6. glutenfree4goofs says:

    I’m really into left over’s meals lately too since it has been good gardening weather! :)

    Here is my link for Stir-fry kid style. http://glutenfree4goofs.wordpress.com/2009/05/27/my-goofy-trick-to-get-kids-to-eat/

  7. Heather says:

    Another leftover meal from me, too!
    My link for Southwestern Chicken Salad


  8. It’s my first time to join in the recipe fun! Your blog is so great! I love reading it. Here’s my link:




  9. my link is for Thai Peanut Noodles

    I didn’t mention that in my comment.

    Jennifer (gluten-freegoodlife.blogspot.com)

  10. I would probably add some sautéed green beans or celery. There doesn’t seem to be anything in the recipe that gives it a little crunch. Love the bacon idea also.

  11. Donna Butler shepard says:

    A few add ins I might use for a little extra flavor:
    Green onions
    Spicy Ham chunks
    Green olives
    Roasted red peppers
    parsley or other fresh herbs.
    Love the idea and the dressing

  12. christa says:

    My family does a similar dish but with sauerkraut instead of leaks and we use a yellow mustard vinegaret.

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