Wednesday, August 15, 2012

chinese chicken salad

here's a recipe we've been having a lot over the last few weeks.  it's a copy of a salad from california chicken cafe that we love.  and in this hot summer weather it's a refreshing dinner or side dish.

chinese chicken salad
1 bag of chopped romaine lettuce
2 carrots, shredded
2 green onions, sliced
2 cups of cooked pasta, i use fusilli
1 15oz can of mandarin oranges, drained
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (i use rotisserie chicken)
1/4 cup almonds
1/2 cup chinese rice noodles
1/4 cup asian salad dressing

toss first 5 ingredients together in a bowl.  add salad dressing and gently mix.  top with almonds and noodles.  serve.

i use this dressing on the salad.  it's a little spicy from the ginger but good.

i made this for a get together at my parents over the weekend and had leftover ingredients to make it again for dinner without the chicken. i served it with steamed chicken shu mai and chicken fried rice from trader joe's.  dinner was ready in 10 minutes.


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