Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Chinese Chicken Salad

I don't want to brag or anything but it has been in the high 80s in Maine lately. I know the rest of the country have probably reached these temperatures months ago but it has been hot here. It has been too hot to cook. It has been so hot that some of us have even entered the ocean waters. Since it is hot in the house, I have not been cooking lately. Even the thought of standing in front of a stove makes me hot. However, the refrigerator is another story. The freezer and I are more than acquaintances. Salads are what we have been eating a lot of lately.
Chinese Chicken Salad
1 head of romaine lettuce, torn into bite size pieces
1 cup baby spinach leaves
1 cup cabbage, shredded
2 carrots, shredded
1 cup snow peas
1 cup chow mein noodles
1 cup cooked chicken
1/2 cup peanut dressing (following) 

  1. In a large bowl, toss the lettuce with the spinach, cabbage, carrots, and snow peas.
  2. Top with the chow mein noodles and chicken.
  3. Drizzle a little dressing on top and serve immediately.
Peanut Dressing:
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 Tbsp sugar
1/8 cup hoisin sauce
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/8 cup water

  1. In a bowl, combine the oil, lemon juice, vinegar, sugar, hoisin sauce and peanut butter.
  2. Add a little water until the desired consistency has been reached.
Recipe inspired by the package of China Boy Chow Mein Noodles.

One year ago...................I made Fresh Strawberry Jam.
Did you already know......
-Chinese Chicken Salads originated in America.
-Chinese Chicken Salads were popular as early as the 1930s.
-Early versions contained gelatine and whipping cream.

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