Monday, April 12

Asian Chicken Salad with Homemade Asian Dressing

I made this for dinner several weeks ago and it was just plain yum!  The salad dressing recipe is yet another from the cooking classes that my mom used to attend and it is simply, aaaa-mazing. 

Asian Dressing

3/4 c granulated sugar
2/3 c rice vinegar
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt (I used sea salt, it was fine)
2 cloves garlic
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp hoisin sauce (can find in the Asian food section of your supermarket, it also referred to as plum sauce)
1 1/2 tsp course ground pepper
1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp sesame oil
1 1/2 c peanut or vegetable oil

In food processor using metal blade, drop whole garlic through feed tube with machine running.  Add all ingredients except oil, pulse to blend.  With machine running, slowly pour oil through feed tube until emulsified into dressing.  Store in refrigerator up to one month.   Remove from refrigerator prior to use; whisk or stir before serving.   Makes about 2 cups.

Salad

Romaine lettuce
Green onions
Cubed, cooked chicken
Mandarin oranges
Chinese noodles
Toasted, slivered almonds



























Toss and serve with dressing on the side.  Enjoy!

This recipe is linked to:

Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday
Blessed With Grace Tempt My Tummy Tuesday
Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap  

Life As Mom Ultimate Recipe Swap
 




12 comments:

Angie said...

Oh...Yum! This looks so yummy! hmmm i think I may have salad for lunch :)

Lucy Marie said...

Yum! I love that!

Allison said...

This salad looks so good! I love making homemade dressing. It's so much better than store bought.

Sherry said...

Wow! This sounds delish! I like doing homemade dressings, too. :D

the country cook said...

This sounds really good!

Brenda said...

Oh! This is one of my favorites.

nancycreative said...

Sounds really good! Thanks for sharing

Kathleen said...

This sounds like the kind of salad I would really love!

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Great recipe. I am so glad to have it! Thanks for linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

What a lovely sounding dressing. I really enjoy salad this time of year so I'll definitely be giving it a try!

Johnlyn ~ said...

This sounds awesome! I might be the only one to eat it, but that's okay with me. The recipe I used last time called for a packet of ramen seasoning and it was delicious too. I would like to use what I have on hand though so this works better.

Thanks for posting!

Americana Lady said...

This looks good! I like salads with mandarin oranges. Thanks for sharing, Joan @Americana By Candlelight

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