Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Japanese Chicken Salad

Taking a page from a few favorite blogs of mine, I wanted to write down a really good and quick recipe for a nice kid and husband friendly (how often does that happen?) meal. I think I got it from a recipe swap ages ago and can no longer remember the woman whose name is on top of the recipe so to protect her privacy I will just tell you it's from Karol. Okay, here's what Karol says to do:

Japanese Chicken Salad

Toss together:
  • 2 Breasts of chicken (baked or can chicken)- I baked fresh cutlets (salted and peppered at 350 for 30 min.) and they were succulent!
  • 1 head of lettuce- I used iceberg but imagine it would work w/others.
  • 3 scallions- A little dab did us fine.
  • Can of Rice Noodles - Couldn't find a can so bought the dried, cooked 'em up and they were really good.
  • Sliced Almonds (brown them)- I cheated here and bought the bag of Almond Accents you find next to croutons.

Add Dressing:
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 4 Tbsp. vinegar
  • Bottle of poppy seeds- I didn't have this and it was still delicious. Also, I added a little more vinegar (rice vinegar at that) b/c my dressing came out so oily. Tasted much better the second day so I'd recommend making the dressing ahead of time and letting it sit for a bit.
Something to break the monotony of turkey salad, soup, and sandwiches for the next few days to come. Hope you enjoy!


pajama mom said...

mm will be so thankful not to eat kid food! me too!

One Sided Momma said...

yes, it's definitely not kid food although it's kid friendly. hope everyone likes. it all depends on the dressing really...