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Orange Sesame Chicken Salad

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This Asian Chicken Salad is based off a recipe I found in a cookbook from Costco.  I didn’t have everything the recipe called for so I made a few substitutions.  My husband really enjoyed the salad and the kids nibbled at it enough that I deemed it a successful salad.

The rolls were homemade.  We ate them up, but they did not come out as light and flaky as I expected.  I am going to try the recipe one more time, but I will proof the yeast before adding it to the bread maker.

For the dressing, instead of making it from scratch, I used my favorite Asian Sesame dressing.  I have tried quite a few different brands, but this one is the best IMO.  It is hard to find though.  This is what the bottle looks like:

 Here is the recipe:

8 cups of Romaine lettuce  (I used half romaine/baby spinach)
1 1/2 cups of shredded rotisserie chicken  (use more if desired)
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 can of mandarin oranges
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted (I just chopped up some raw almonds)
3/4 cup of crispy Chow Mein Noodles (I was out of these 🙁  they keep disappearing from my pantry…)
+/- 3/4 cup of your favorite Asian Sesame Dressing (See bottom of post for Costco’s dressing recipe)

Put lettuce in a large bowl.  In separate mixing bowl combine chicken, green onions, oranges and almonds.  Add about 1/3 cup of the dressing and toss to coat evenly.  Toss lettuce with enough dressing to coat.  Add chicken mixture and toss lightly.  Top with crispy noodles.

Costco’s Asian dressing recipe:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tbsp toasted sesames
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Whisk together soy sauce, lemon juice, sugar, vinegar, sesames, salt and pepper.  Add sesame and vegetable oil in a slow stream and whisk until sugar is dissolved.


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  1. Miz Helen says:

    This looks like an awesome Chicken Salad, we would really enjoy it. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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    Miz Helen

  2. Carolina HeartStrings says:

    I love this type of salad. Yours looks delicious. We have a wonderful easy hot sausage dip today. Come visit and check it out. Please be sure to visit us on Friday 12/2 and register to win our wonderful giveaway from the Shabby Apple.

  3. Yum! I love that this is both a salad and an entree! Sometimes I get so caught up in trying to do a meat and 2 veggies, that I forget about a simple salad that would incorporate all of it. This looks so yummy and kid-friendly too!