Friday, July 17, 2009

Favorite Food Fridays

This is one of Gareth and I's favorite summer dinners. I received the original recipe from my good friend, Linda, and then tweaked it slightly to suit our tastes. This truly is a must try!

Oriental Chicken Salad
In a blender, mix the following items together and blend well:
1 cup sugar
1 cup vegetbale oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 T. sesame seeds
2 drops toasted sesame seed oil (very potent-I do mean drops!)

1 large bowl of romaine lettuce, finely torn
1 bunch of green onions, finely chopped (I only use the green part)
1 small head of broccoli, finely chopped
1 handful slivered almonds
1 handful dried cranberries
1 can of mandarin orange segments, well-drained
1 package of ramen noodles
4 grilled chicken breasts

Place the slivered almonds in a frying pan and toast over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned.
Crush the package of ramen noodles. DO NOT use the seasoning packet.
Dice the grilled chicken into bite-sized pieces.

This salad can be put together into one bowl and then add the ramen noodles and the salad dressing right before serving, or you can set out everything in individual bowls and allow everyone to make their own. Once you have added the dressing and ramen noodles, this recipe will NOT keep as the noodles go soggy.


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