Sunday, July 7, 2013

Oriental Chicken Salad

  So, this is gonna sound weird, but I require a lot from my salads. I want pretty colors, yummy flavor and to still keep it healthy; since that's the reason I'd eat a salad in the first place. I've always loved oriental chicken salad but I've never found the dressing I quite wanted until now. In the past month I've fixed this a number of times and I get excited to taste it every time. Serves 4-5 (From the "Six Sisters" cookbook, ironic no? Since you guys are the originals!)

Salad: I think giving measurements for the lettuce would insult your intelligence. I'll just tell you what the salad consists of and you can make it to your particular taste, shall I?
Lettuce (go figure)
Bagged Broccoli Slaw (really good texture, I'd never had a reason to use it before this)
almonds ( I just chop them, but if you have the time you could toast 'em)
wonton noodles
mandarin oranges
Chicken (leftovers, a couple of pieces from the deli, whatever works)

6 TBS honey
3 TBS rice vinegar
1/2 cup mayo
2 Tsp Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp sesame oil
 And there you have it! Super yummy!
For those of you with picky eaters or little ones  you could try what we do with Ian. I give him a little bit of everything, omit the lettuce and substitute a veggie he likes. So he still feels like he's getting the same as us and won't eat the noodles off my plate. 

Also I think Peggy told me that we all have the "Best Bites: Savoring the Seasons" cookbook. Give the Grilled Chicken and Berry Salad from the summer section a try. We tried it this week and all of us loved it, my mouth is watering thinking about it right now.


Nicole said...

I like that your salads need to be pretty. I feel the same way!

Jen said...

I don't have the Best Bites book :). Kids are funny- H will eat the lettuce but nothing else

Jen said...
This comment has been removed by the author.