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Oriental Chicken Salad

This is a really tasty and filling salad. I leave out the onions and oranges, but that's just us. I love the red wine vinegar dressing. Tangy and sweet. Everything can be made during naptime, too!

1 large pkg. Coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)
1 head romaine lettuce
3 green onions, chopped
2 pkg. Ramen noodles, broken into small pieces
1 pkg. Slivered almonds
1 small can mandarin oranges, drained
½ - 1 pound boneless chicken breasts
½ cup plus 2 Tbsps vegetable or olive oil
¼ cup red wine vinegar
4 Tbsp soy sauce
¼ cup sugar
garlic powder
3 Tbsp butter or margarine

1. Cut chicken up into bite-sized pieces. Place in a large plastic bag with 2 Tbsp oil, 2 Tbsp soy sauce, dash garlic powder, and a dash of pepper. Mix in bag and marinate 30-45 minutes in the fridge.
2. Cook chicken over medium heat in a skillet, stirring till cooked through. Remove from pan and place in large bowl.
3. Wipe skillet with a paper towel to remove chicken drippings and add 2 Tbsp butter, a dash of garlic powder and the Ramen noodles. Brown lightly. Then place noodles in the bowl with the chicken.
4. Using the same skillet and the remaining butter, toast the almonds till light brown. Place in bowl also.
5. Make dressing by whisking together ½ cup oil, the red wine vinegar, 2 Tbsp soy sauce, sugar and a dash of pepper.
6. Add chopped romaine to coleslaw mix and add oranges in a large bowl. Top with chicken/noodles/almond mixture and serve with dressing.

Serves 4-6


Cassi said...

Yum yum yum! Is this like the one at Applebees at all? I love that Oriental Chicken Salad!!

The Paynes said...

No, but I have that recipe too. That one has breaded and fried chicken, this one is sauteed and served with a vineagrette type dressing, not the creamy(read:fattening) dressing. But if you want it I can send it to you. It tastes the exact same as the restaurant!