Saturday, June 19, 2010

Chinese Chicken Salad

This is really a no-brainer. We love this salad. It's quick, easy and very tasty. Lately, I'm all about throwing things together as quickly as possible. Ya throw the chicken on the grill and in the 5 minutes it takes to cook, you have the cabbage shredded, the onions chopped and the rest of it ready to throw on top. You could really use just about any leaf lettuce or cabbage for this salad. Try purple cabbage and mix it with another leaf lettuce for a more vibrant color! I just stuck with plain old cabbage because it's so healthy.

Did you know that cabbage is high in vitamins A, C, E, & B as well as fiber? It can also lower the risk of some cancers and inhibit infection.

1 head cabbage
2 chicken breasts
1 bunch green onions
Kraft Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing
mandarin oranges
Sliced Almonds
Chow Mein Noodles (optional)

Preheat barbecue grill on medium setting. While grill is heating up, brush the sesame dressing on both sides of each chicken breast. Grill 3-4 minutes per side, maybe more or less depending on thickness. While chicken is cooking, shred cabbage and put in a large salad bowl. Cut off just the tip from both ends of the green onions then cut them up on the diagonal, using both the green and white part. Toss green onions and oranges in with the cabbage. Place almonds and noodles separate serving dishes to add to individual salads.

When chicken is done cooking, let rest for about 5 minutes. Either cut into 1-inch strips or small cubes.

To serve salad, scoop cabbage, onions and oranges onto a salad plate and top with chicken, noodles (if desired), almonds and salad dressing.

1 comment:

  1. Being able to throw salads together with abundant produce is one of the best joys of summer!

    This salad looks yummy! I may try it with a leaf lettuce as my kids are not big fans of cabbage.


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