Asian Chicken Salad

Geez, I feel like its been a month since I’ve blogged… oh wait, it HAS been a month. Well, I’ve been busy… lots of good things going on. I finally made the decision to leave my job as a commercial lines insurance agent to work with my husband full time asthe Studio Manager. In case you’re new to my blog, and/or missed all of my past shameless plugs… he’s a fabulous photographer. I’m excited and just a tad scared of this new adventure I’m embarking on. However, one of the things I’m really looking forward to is having more time for my blog. I feel like I’ve treated my poor blog like a red headed stepchild lately and I’m sorry!

On to the food… The past month or two, Stephan and I decided to concentrate on eating healthy. Well we always eat pretty healthy, but we’ve avoided the sweets… that’s also part of the reason I’ve been so quiet on the blog… Who wants to see grilled fish with steamed veggies… again? Yeah, I didn’t think so! LOL! This salad is definitely blogworthy! Its stupid easy and quick to prepare and lastly… very yummy!

Asian Chicken Salad Recipe

2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp Mirin (rice wine)
3-4 tbsp rice wine vinegar (to taste)
1 tbsp sesame oil
1/4 c vegetable oil
1/2 inch fresh ginger, grated
2 chicken breasts

1 head romaine lettuce, torn in bite size pieces
1/2 c red cabbage, shredded
1 carrot, thinly sliced
1/2 english cucumber, peeled and sliced
1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 small orange, segmented

sesame seeds, toasted
crispy rice noodles or wonton strips

1. Whisk together the first 7 ingredients and let sit for half an hour to dissolve the sugar.

2. Place the chicken breasts in a plastic ziploc bag and add 3 tablespoons of the dressing. Whisk the dressing very well before adding to the chicken. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least half an hour, turning the bag over a few times. Grill until done. Once grilled, let cool and slice into thin strips.

3. Combine all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk the dressing again very well to incorporate and toss with the salad ingredients and divide into large salad bowls. Top with the grilled chicken strips and garnish with sesame seeds and rice noodles/wonton strips.

Makes 2 servings as a large dinner salad or 4 as a side salad.

Note: The dressing is also very tasty with a tablespoon or two of peanut butter whisked in.

 

13 Comments

  • VeggieGirl 5 YEARS AGO

    Hang in there with the busyness!!

  • Victor 5 YEARS AGO

    I still remember the refreshing taste of Asian Chicken Salad when my uncle made this dish.

    I’m pretty sure a lot of ppl out there are busy. Blogging is all about going to your own paste. You shouldn’t feel pressured at all. I am myself a graduate student and I’m busy constantly.

  • Irina @ PastryPal 5 YEARS AGO

    I’ve been following your blog for a while and I, for one, am selfishly glad that you’ll have more time for it. Everything looks ridiculously delicious, and the photos knock me over with a feather. Good luck with your new path.

  • elra 5 YEARS AGO

    Welcome back Candace!
    Great salad, delicious and healthy for sure.

  • Deanna 5 YEARS AGO

    Congrats on the new venture! How exciting for you. Your husbands photos are so breathtaking.

  • PiGGieS 5 YEARS AGO

    everything you cook looks absolutely fabulous! it just makes me sad that i am not able to eat it =[

  • Kelly D. – ThreeLittleApples 5 YEARS AGO

    Good luck on the new adventure!!! I can’t wait to read all the new posts you’ve promised ;o) Congrats!

  • Stephanie Lairson 5 YEARS AGO

    Congratulations on quittin’ the 9-5! I know how big a leap this is – you will be fine (your husband has skills!).

    Oh, and the salad looks delicious!

  • Heather @ chik n pastry 5 YEARS AGO

    Glad you’re back! I had just started reading your blog and then you ‘disappered’ :) Its true though – you should do what you want with the blog – it’s yours!!

    I’m right there with you on the eating healthy and not blogging. I can’t post about salad after salad… or i could but it’d be boring!

  • Heidi / Savory Tv 5 YEARS AGO

    This looks gorgeous, I love the inclusion of the crispy fried wonton strips, thank you for sharing!

  • Tartelette 5 YEARS AGO

    That chicken salad looks fabulous! Good luck with the new job. I know you’ll be great at it!

  • Bill Medifast 4 YEARS AGO

    Asian chicken salad is such a delicious meal. I’ve made similar meals in the past and have loved them every single time. Love your take on this meal. Going to have to try it out soon. Can never go wrong with anything asian.

    Bill M.

  • shiva catering Fort Lauderdale 8 MONTHS AGO

    I did have this salad when we visited the Philippines! It was certainly delicious and very fulfilling. Although this dish is more Japanese in origin, that restaurant gave it its own twist. The Filipinos really have a good palate for excellent food! Anyway, thank you for the recipe. I will surely give this a try!

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  • I visited your blog after a long time today and was so thrilled to see all these new posts and the new design. As always, your food looks gorgeous.
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  • wow great pictures! the filling sounds really interesting.. I have lots of leftover egg whites that I've been wanting to use up...I'm definitely making them! thanks for the recipe : )
  • I did have this salad when we visited the Philippines! It was certainly delicious and very fulfilling. Although this dish is more Japanese in origin, that restaurant gave it its own twist. The Filipinos really have a good palate for excellent food! Anyway, thank you for the recipe. I will surely give this a try!
  • Absolutely mind-blowing. I tried doing spoons once.....do your spoons have a rounded bowl or a flat surface. Did many break if you were trying to push it in a little to make it have a little depth.

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