We make a lot of chicken salads for dinner, because they are filling, healthy, and delicious. We usually follow a very similar pattern for those salads, too. While that makes prep and shopping easy, we were itching for a little something different, so we made these Crunchy Asian Chicken Salads.
Ingredients (for 2 huge servings):
1lb chicken breasts
Romaine lettuce – 1 head
Broccoli slaw – 1/2 pack
1 can mandarin oranges
1/2 bunch green onion
1/3 can asian crunchy noodles
2 T sliced/slivered almonds
Rice Vinegar 2T
Olive Oil- 1T
Garlic (minced) – 1 clove worth
Ground ginger – 2 shakes
Soy sauce- 1 T
Sweet Asian sauce (plum sauce, sweet chili sauce, etc)- 1 T
Grill the chicken: Sean sprinkled with garlic and ground ginger then threw on the foreman.
Make the dressing: Blend all the ingredients together. I use my magic bullet knock off mini blender. You can also put all the ingredients in a jar, like an old salsa jar perhaps, and give them a few shakes. This is great if you want to make enough for leftovers!
Chop: Chop the lettuce and throw on your plates. Top each with 1/4 bag of broccoli slaw. Chop some green onions and throw on top of the slaw.
Add the crunch: add the almonds and crunchy noodles. Drain the mandarin oranges and place artistically 😉 over the plate.
Shred: cut the chicken into bite size pieces and throw on the salads.
Pour: a healthy helping of dressing on each salad.
What’s your favorite salad recipe?