Sunday, January 30, 2011

Amber's Asian Chicken Salad


This salad has been on 'to make' list for several months. I don't know why it has taken me so long to make it, because it is delicious. Amber got the recipe several years ago from a dear friend. This simple salad can be dressed up for a yummy luncheon or or served as a side with dinner.
I topped our salad with some rotisserie chicken for a complete meal. I had the leftovers for lunch the next day. I forgot to add the chicken, still yummy. This recipe came from my sweet daughter Amber over at Sassy Chronicles


Here is Amber's Asian Salad--Cindy Style

About 5 oz baby greens (it's super easy to buy a package of these at your grocery store, no washing, drying, etc.), I used romaine hearts, I buy a package at Costco and challenge myself to use all six heads! I cut the tough middle out, give the greens a rinse and spin them dry in my salad spinner--I love my spinner.
1 or 2 grilled chicken breasts (sometimes I just bake them in the oven if it's too cold to go out to the grill)
I used  chunks of  rotisserie chicken
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
Crispy fried noodles (like LaChoy) tip... if you don't think you'll be eating the entire salad in one sitting, serve these noodles on the side, they'll go soggy if you keep them in the fridge!
3 chopped green onions
chopped, toasted almonds (1/2 cup) I made sugared almonds--yummy!
chopped cilantro (1/2 cup maybe) Don't be tempted to omit this, it really adds fun flavor
chopped celery (1-2 ribs)
I added red pepper, because I love red pepper
carrots, I used my Pampered Chef Julieene peeler--fun tool
Dressing
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup dark sesame oil
1/4 cup regular white sugar
2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup canola oil
Whisk all ingredients together and serve with the salad. Simple, straight forward, tangy, sweet... Delicious!

12 comments:

Tia said...

Wow, this looks beautiful. What great presentation with all the colors. I'm sure it's pretty healthy too!

Kayte said...

This looks delicious and I will try this one as I love these kinds of salad. I could exist on salads and soup alone, seriously, I could. Thank Amber for me.

Paul & Kaytie said...

Thanks for posting this recipe. I went looking on Amber's blog last week and couldn't find it (Dean wouldn't let me take the time to find it). I think we'll be having this for dinner next week. :)

sue said...

Asian Chicken Salad is a favorite of mine. I think I will be trying yours.

Leslie said...

What a gorgeous salad, and perfect for making up for all the chocolate I ate this week!

Anne said...

This salad is so colorful and pretty and the dressing sounds delicious, yum!

Barbara Bakes said...

Looks like a salad I would love. I too buy the Costco romaine, such a great value.

Grandma Scott said...

Can't wait to try this.... Sounds too good.

Jenn Erickson said...

Cindy, your salad is so fresh, wonderful and delicious. It looks light and healthy, and I'll be picking up some lettuce and rotisserie chicken at Costco this weekend to make it.

I'm thrilled to have had you link-up at "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17. I look forward to more of your fabulous culinary creations!

Jenn

Lisa said...

This does look good! YUM! On my list of salads to try!

Veronica said...

This sounds yummy. I am definately going to try this.

Christina @ It's a Keeper said...

Hi! This looks awesome! I host a weekly blog hop -- It's a Keeper Thursdays. I'd love for you to stop by and link up!

Thanks!
Christina @ It's a Keeper
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