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WOW...a salad that can be made a day ahead! I didn't expect that it would be so good, and so crunchy the next day, but the leftovers were equally great. I over chipotled the dressing, so to reduce the flame I added some low fat mayo, and I think I will continue to do that because I like the taste.
Interesting dish. I tripled the recipe since I was cooking for 12, and stewed the chicken (one whole chicken + 2 lbs of breasts) with onion, garlic and rosemary, reserving the broth for another meal. I substituted cabbage for the bok choy--not an exact substitute, but it turned out okay. I tossed the salad with about half the dressing, and left the other half of the dressing in a bowl to be added to individual taste. It was good, but oddly enough it tasted even better the 2nd night! Maybe the flavors needed more time to blend. Next time I'll make it a day ahead, something I wouldn't normally do with a salad.
The cilantro and chipotle really overpowered this. I don't think I will make again.
Beautiful salad. Made the dressing with 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt and it was wonderful. Added about 2 T lime juice to the apples to keep them from turning brown then drained that and added it to the dressing. Wow! extra zing! Aswesome blend of flavors and textures, spicy, sweet, tart yum! thanks for a great recipe MeanChef!
Amazing variety of flavours and textures. Creamy, crunchy, spicy, sweet. I made this in the summer since it was basically no cook. My chipotles in adobo sauce comes chopped up so I didn't bother trying pureeing it before adding it to half-fat creme fraishe.
Very unusual, complex and delicious salad. I've never had a chicken salad like this before. The dressing is very tasty and does have a kick to it though it kind of sneaks up on you and thankfully leaves quickly. LOL Could not locate pumpkin seeds at the local grocery store so subbed with sunflower seeds. I didn't even grimace at the presence of an apple in this and I usually dislike fruit in savory dishes. Everything just comes together to make this salad great -- a great balance of flavors and textures.
I was looking for a recipe to use up some bok choy and leftover chicken and found this delicious salad and so glad I made this. The combination of vegetables with the chicken is delicious. I used about 2 1/2 chipotles - next time I'll cut it down to two -- very good with just the right amout of heat. Thanks for shaing!
This was very good. I added the entire can of chipolte before I realized that was wrong. Don't do that because it was terrible. :) I fixed it and it was more enjoyable.
This combination of vegetables is very different for me and very delicious. I've never eaten raw bok choy and found that it has a nice flavor. The addition of the apple is wonderful, a little sweetness among the spices. I used 2 tablespoons of pureed chipotle and it's perfect. I love the addition of pumpkin seeds, next time I'll use more! Thanks Mean Chef! You always have interesting and wonderful recipes!