This is a wonderful salad that I have made many times. I got this recipe from a friend at work and it is one of my favourites. The chicken should marinate at least 2 hours and I was'nt sure how I should work that into the prep time.
- 2 whole chicken breasts, cooked & cut into pieces
- 1⁄3 cup white wine
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 4 -5 cups mixed salad greens
- 6 green onions, chopped
- 1 cup broccoli, cooked crisp
- 1⁄2 cup slivered or sliced almonds
- 1⁄4 cup sesame seeds, toasted
- 1⁄2 cup salad oil
- 1⁄4 cup white wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons dry mustard
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1 dash Tabasco sauce
- Prepare a marinade by mixing wine, soy sauce and ginger.
- Marinate chicken for at least 2 hours.
- Drain well.
- Put salad, green onions, broccoli, almonds and chicken in a large salad bowl.
- Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well.
- Toss salad with dressing and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
Bert, this recipe deserves the Nobel Peace Prize! Really, I am not joking! We had guests for Saturday lunch and in the middle of the middle our kids and their kids started to fight about something totally inane (which boy band is better, can you believe it?). First one kid had a taste, and then shut up to eat. Then the rest of them all followed suit, and we had a table full of kids munching away on chicken salad (except for the vegetarian, who picked at the nuts). The adults also enjoyed this, although not as much as they enjoyed the peace and quiet caused by eating this salad. I used balsamic vinegar instead of the white wine vinegar, and added a handful of toasted cashews to the slivered almonds. This is the perfect salad to serve at a garden party (we ate on the patio). Bert, expect that call from Sweden, those Nobel people should be calling you any day, now that I've put in the nomination!
Very, very nice. All of the flavors worked together well. The marinade for the chicken gave it a nice level of flavor. The dressing ingredients worked well with the chicken. I used rice wine vinegar, in keeping with the Oriental flavors. We truly enjoyed eating this salad, and I will definately be making it again. Thanks for sharing, Bert!
This chicken salad was a big hit! We loved it, except next time I won't use black sesame seeds! DH said they looked like ants, but that didn't stop him for enjoying it, I hate to say it but we ate the whole dang thing, the two of us all by ourselves!! Declicious!Especially the dressing, will be making that again for sure. Thanks for sharing a keeper!!