Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Chinese Chicken Salad




I love Chinese Chicken Salad, this always reminds me of summer back in Tucson Arizona where I would eat this salad at church gatherings or by the side of the pool where we would all be baking in the 100 degree heat under the desert sun. So I decided to try my hand at making this for the first time. It tastes just like how I remember it, I combined about 3 different recipes that I found online to get it taste just how I remembered it. If you the taste of sesame you are going to love the dressing, and feel free to add more sugar to the dressing if you like!



Salad Ingredients:

1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1 cup canned mandarin oranges, drained
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 bag of cabbage mix
2 Tbs toasted sesame seeds 
8 oz piece of chicken breast
1 bag of dry ramen noodles (crunched up)

Dressing ingredients:

1/4 cup peanut oil
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 Tbs sugar
1 Tbs sesame oil
2 tsp soy sauce
1 Tbs ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Directions:

Slice the chicken down the middle so you have two nice thin pieces of chicken. Place the chicken in a bowl and pour soy sauce over the chicken and let marinade while you make the dressing.

Combine the dressing ingredients to your taste preference and then cook the meat until thoroughly cooked. Slice into bite sized pieces. 

Pour cabbage and cilantro leaves into a large bowl with almonds, oranges, sesame seeds ramen noodles and chicken and mix with your hands (or spoon... But I like mixing with my hands) 

Then stir dressing before pouring it over the salad. Stir and serve!



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