Prepare to embark on a unique culinary adventure with our Chicken Smoothie recipe! This innovative and savory smoothie is a delightful twist on traditional chicken dishes. Ideal for four people, it combines the protein-rich goodness of chicken with an array of flavorful herbs, vegetables, and a dash of creativity. Whether for a light lunch or a creative appetizer, this Chicken Smoothie is bound to surprise and delight your taste buds.
For the Chicken Base:
- 2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- Juice of 1 lime
- Salt and black pepper to taste
For the Vegetable Blend:
- 1 cup cucumber, peeled and diced
- 1/2 cup celery, chopped
- 1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup carrot, grated
- 1/4 cup corn kernels (fresh or frozen, thawed)
- 1/4 cup red radishes, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- Additional fresh cilantro and mint leaves
- Lime wedges
- Prepare the Chicken Base:
- In a blender, combine the cooked, shredded chicken breast, plain Greek yogurt, chicken broth, fresh cilantro, fresh mint leaves, minced garlic, and the juice of one lime.
- Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Blend Until Smooth:
- Blend the ingredients on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Adjust the consistency by adding more chicken broth if needed.
- Prepare the Vegetable Blend:
- In a separate bowl, combine the diced cucumber, chopped celery, diced green bell pepper, finely chopped red onion, grated carrot, corn kernels, sliced red radishes, and halved cherry tomatoes.
- Combine Chicken Base and Vegetable Blend:
- Pour the chicken base from the blender into the bowl with the vegetable blend. Gently fold the two mixtures together until well combined.
- Refrigerate the Chicken Smoothie for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld and the dish to chill.
- Prior to serving, give the Chicken Smoothie a gentle stir. Divide it into four serving bowls.
- Garnish and Enjoy:
- Garnish each serving with additional fresh cilantro and mint leaves. Serve with lime wedges for an extra zesty touch.
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