Monday, July 16, 2012

Oriental Chicken Salad

Every time I go to a popular restaurant I enjoy their Oriental Chicken Salad.  So I have tried to mimic several times and I think this time I achieved the taste that I was looking for.  This is a meal in one perfect for the summer evenings when you don't want to spend the day cooking.  You can use either chicken fingers or grill your favorite chicken to add to this salad.  This time I used store bought chicken fingers to put in the salad.  That is the way the restaurant serves it too.


Dressing:

  • 1 1/2 cup mayonnaise, regular or low fat
  • 1/2 cup of liquid honey
  • 1/4 cup of rice or white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of Sesame Oil
  1. Whisk together in a bowl and let sit in the refrigerator for an hour to blend the flavors.  
  2. Any unused dressing will last in the fridge for several days.

Salad:
  • 1 small bag of Cole Slaw mix
  • 1 small bag of Spinach or 1 head of Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 bunch of green onions, sliced 
  • 1 red pepper, cut in thin strips
  • 1 yellow pepper, cut in thin strips
  • 6 carrots, grated
  • snow peas - optional
  • beans sprouts - optional
  • 1/4 cup of toasted almonds
  • desired amount of crispy chow mein noddles
  • Chicken fingers or 1 grilled chicken breast per person, sliced
Mix all the ingredients together, adding the almonds and chow mien noodles on the top.  Pass the dressing.  If you add the dressing and don't eat all the salad it will get soggy.  That way you can enjoy any leftovers for lunch the next day.  This makes a fairly large main course salad enough to serve 8-10 very good size potions.

9 comments:

  1. This is just like a salad I enjoyed at a restaurant a few years back, but my attempt to re-create the dressing fell short. Your dressing sounds wonderful. I can't wait to try this tonight for an easy dinner during this summer heat!!

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  2. This is one of my favourite salads as well. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm thinking this would work well with the leftover BBQ chicken from the weekend. I'll try it tonight for supper.

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  3. I love oriental salads...and will try your dressing. Soon!

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  4. mmmmm this looks so yummy. With the heat we have right now a cool salad will be so good.

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  5. oooh thank you for sharing! I love oriental chicken salad and now thanks to you and this fabulous recipe I can have it at home for half the price
    THANKS!

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  6. Made this for dinner tonight. So yummy and my family couldn't get enough!

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  7. I have to say I don't usually comment but this had to be said. I made this today and used grilled chicken. F*A*N*T*A*S*T*I*C

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  8. Amazing! I made it tonight and we LOVED it!

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  9. Thanks for the great recipe. God bless for sharing your tasty recipes and joy.

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