Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese people don't like cheese. My aunt once told me eating cheese makes your butt grow big (hence all the flat butted Chinese people).... but whether or not that's true, it's important to remember for a delicious Chinese chicken salad, NO CHEESE should be used!

You can make your own dressing... but considering you probably don't have all the typical Chinese ingredients lying around, just go buy some Chinese chicken salad sesame vinaigrette! My favorites include: Feast from the East from Costco (beware of the really big spout) or Wish Bone's Light Asian with Sesame and Ginger Vinaigrette.

1/2 can of Mandarin oranges drained
1/2 cup of sliced almonds
3 1/2 cups bean sprouts
1/2 head of cabbage (mix it with white and purple) - throw in some shredded carrot for visual presentation
3-4 scallion sticks (also known as green onion) chopped and use mostly white parts
2-3 chicken breasts cooked and sliced (don't season)

Serves 6-8 people

This is an easy salad which devoid of cheese, is high in protein and fiber yet sweet and fun to mix into your regular lunch or dinner routine. (For dinner as a main salad, use more chicken

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