Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

I apologize to the lady who emailed me asking me for this recipe. I said I would write it out and post it several days ago! I have just been so busy I have not had the time to get it off my scratch paper and onto the computer until now! I had another change in my menu plan last night, due to a crazy day that had some unexpected things happen.. and we decided to make this last night..  so I took a couple pictures and got the recipe finally written down. 

 

Normally I serve homemade egg rolls with this salad, but with my day yesterday there was no way I had the time for that.. so Leanne made some garlic cheese dinner rolls to go with it.. not very oriental.. LOL.. but tasted very good!!

 

Chinese Chicken Salad

Crystal Miller

~this meal feeds 7 of us (2 adults and 3 teens, 2 children)

 

Coconut oil

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces

1 ½ cups whole wheat pastry flour

3 t salt

¾ t pepper

1 egg

½ cup milk

 

Romaine lettuce

Red cabbage

Green cabbage or nappa cabbage

~I use half lettuce and half cabbage, all sliced and chopped thin. For the cabbage I use equal parts of the red and the green~ have enough of this mixture available to feed your family. I really don’t measure out the greens, I just fill a large bowl. 

1 carrot, grated

1 medium onion, chopped

2 tomatoes chopped

~other salad veggies based on what you like and what you have on hand

Cashews (enough for sprinkling on top of the salad)

Croutons – I make my own using my own homemade bread

 

Cooking the Chicken:

Heat the coconut oil in a fry pan until quite hot (I don’t ever really test it, but I would guess 300 to 350 degrees). Mix flour and seasonings in a bowl. Put the milk in a separate bowl and add the egg, stirring well. Dip chicken pieces first into the milk/egg mixture then coat them with the flour mixture and fry them for about 5 minutes in the coconut oil, turning while they cook. Lay on a plate with a napkin to drain while you cook the rest. They can sit in a warm oven until ready to serve.

 

Assembling the Salad:

Mix all salad greens and the carrot into a large bowl. 


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Put the remaining veggies and nuts into separate bowls for serving ‘salad bar style’.


 

Serve this salad by putting the greens on plates, adding what ever other salad options you desire, then topping with chicken, cashews and croutons and then top with oriental dressing (recipe follows).

 

 

Oriental Salad Dressing

¾ cup honey

5T mayonnaise

6T white vinegar

¼ cup grey poupon mustard

½ t sesame oil

 

Put all ingredients into a small bowl and using a wire whip, stir until combined well. 

 

I like to serve this meal with homemade eggrolls.. another recipe I need to get written down!

5 comments:

  1. Oh, this does sound good!! Will have to try it and give to my daughter - she and her husband have 3 daughters (and a son who just left for the Navy). They will love this one.

    Thanks for posting,

    Barb

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  2. Now I will need that eggroll recipe, please

    And thanks so much,

    Barb

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  3. Crystal,

    Oh, this does sound good. Will have to try this.

    Thanks for taking the time to post it with pictures.

    Blessings my friend,

    Cathy

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  4. who asked you for the recipe and it certainly looks like it was worth waiting for!!! Think I'll try that and the peanut butter pie tomorrow. Thanks!

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