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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