Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Recipe: Chinese Chicken Peanut Crunch Salad

The day after Thanksgiving Costco gives out these amazing free cookbooks to members. I have been collecting these cookbooks for about 10 years now.

As I was doing my weekly menu planning for family dinners this week, I came across some delicious looking recipes I wanted to try.

This recipe is inspired by the Mandarin Peanut-Crunch Salad with Crispy Wontons on page 115.

Here is my version of the salad recipe.
I titled it Chinese Chicken Peanut Crunch Salad

Crunchy Chinese Chicken Salad with Wonton Chips Recipe

3-6 chicken tenderloins, cooked, cut to bite sized pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil

mixed greens of choice (your desired amount)
1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
shredded red cabbage (your desired amount)
carrots, cut bite size (your desired amount)
1 naval orange, peeled, cut into bite size pieces
1/4 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
1/4 - 1/2 cup chow mein noodles

1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon orange marmalade
1 1/4 teaspoons chili-garlic sauce

In a skillet, add olive oil to pan. Cook chicken tenderloins until done and cut into bite size pieces. Set aside.

Prepare the dressing. In a blender, combine all ingredients and process until smooth. Adjust sweetness to taste. Place in bowl and set aside.

In a large bowl, prepare greens, cabbage, carrot, orange, peanuts, and noodles, add in chicken. Mix together and add desired amount of dressing.

Makes 4-6 servings.
Happy Cooking!
- Susan
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