I remember when I was growing up we ate a lot of chicken. Often it was simply baked chicken with crisp, salty, peppery skin. Yum! Other times Mom mixed it into casseroles, like in my favorite, Curried Chicken Divan. We didn’t know any better and we just called it “Chicken Curry.” Regardless of what you call it, I love that stuff.
Chicken is usually pretty economical — in some form, and it is generally considered a healthy protein, provided you remove the crisp, salty, peppery skin.
(But, why would you want to do that?)
Today’s theme for URS is Chicken. And while I have shared this recipe before, it bears repeating. It’s so good. And it’s the perfect dish for summer since everything can be made ahead. Plus, you can cook the chicken on the grill, keeping the heat where it should be — out of doors.
This recipe is inspired by a similar salad from The Pioneer Woman. I’ve frugalized it and tweaked it so that it’s my very favorite salad – ever.
Recipe: Asian Chicken Noodle Salad
- 1 pound linguini, cooked according to package directions, rinsed and drained
- 4 grilled chicken breast halves, chopped
- 1/2 head green cabbage, shredded
- 1 head romaine lettuce, torn into bite sized pieces
- 1 red bell pepper, julienne cut
- 2 carrots, peeled and grated
- 3 green onions, chopped
- 1 can sliced water chestnuts
- 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
- 1 bunch cilantro, rinsed
- 6 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 1/2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon wasabi powder
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/4 cup sesame oil
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- Prepare all of the salad components.
- Prepare the salad dressing by whisking together the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, crushed red pepper flakes, wasabi powder, garlic, and oils.
- We like to serve all the elements separately: chicken, noodles, vegetables, and dressing – kind of like an Asian flavored salad bar. In this way diners can choose how much they want of each component.
What’s a favorite way that you prepare chicken? Share your recipe with us!
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