Chopped Asian Salad – this salad is packed full of crunchy vegetables, sweet mandarin oranges, and diced chicken that are all tossed together in a tangy peanut dressing.
Our weekend was pretty low-key, mostly relaxing and hanging with family. We tried to go to a movie Friday night but that ended quickly when Vin slipped and fell out of his car (don’t worry, he’s ok!) and threw his keys. The weather here was pretty crappy, rainy and icy, hence the slipping. We spent about 30 minutes looking for them… in the rain…until Vin finally found them…on top of the car. We missed the movie, but tcby was on the way home so it ended up being a pretty good night!
Ya know what else ended up being pretty good? This Asian Chopped Salad. Crunchy, sweet, tangy and down right satisfying.
So easy to put together, too. The hardest part is cooking up the chicken. The rest is simply chopping, mixing and well, finally eating.
There are tons of yummy fresh ingredients in this salad like purple and green cabbage, shredded carrots, green onion, cilantro, and lime juice. My favorite part of the salad? The mandarin oranges. I love that burst of sweet flavor. Pineapple would also go really well in this salad.
If you don’t have the ingredients to make the dressing, not to worry. A store-bought dressing would work just fine. It’s not one of those salads where you want to douse the freshness with a ton of dressing anyway.
You do want to douse it with mandarin oranges though!
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- 2 chicken breasts, seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder
- 1½ cups green cabbage, chopped
- 1½ cups purple cabbage, chopped
- 2 cups shredded carrots
- 6 green onions, chopped
- ½ cup roasted peanuts, chopped
- 1, 15 ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
- 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- Saute chicken breasts on both sides over medium high heat until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Remove from pan and let rest.
- Meanwhile, prepare the dressing by whisking all the ingredients in a bowl.
- In a separate larger bowl add the salad ingredients. Chop chicken into small pieces and add to salad.
- Finally add desired amount of dressing and garnish with fresh squeezed lime juice.
Source: Stuck on Sweet, Asian Dressing inspired by: Food.com