On a busy weeknight, Asian Chicken Salad is one of my go-to meals. Half of it is already prepared, so that makes it easy and quick. I love using pre-mixed salads. At my grocery store, there are several varieties to choose from. The mix I use for this recipe is the Asian Chopped Salad by Taylor Farms. It's packed with savory cabbage, green cabbage, carrots, celery, green onions, and cilantro. It comes with a Sesame Ginger Salad Dressing, a packet of wonton noodles, and sliced toasted almonds. The salad can be eaten as a side dish, or you can add chicken or steak to make an entree salad. One bag of the salad mix makes a nice portion as an entree salad for two people.
|Add marinated chicken or beef to a pre-made salad for a complete meal.|
|Asian Chopped Chicken Salad.|
To save time and money, I sometimes buy chicken breasts or chicken cutlets in a big bag at a wholesale club like Sam's and cook all the chicken breasts all at once. Then, I use my Food Saver to package them up to store in the freezer and save for future meals. I just pull out a freezer bag of chicken, thaw, heat, and use for a meal. This is such a time-saver on busy nights!
|Ingredients for Teriyaki Marinade|
1 cup Soy Sauce (I Use Tamari gluten-free Soy Sauce)
1 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
3 tablespoons white vinegar
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon ginger (or 1 cube if you use the frozen kind - see below)
Whisk the above ingredients together. Combine thoroughly. Use to marinate chicken, beef, or pork.
| This is the best stuff! It's frozen crushed ginger. |
When you need a little bit of ginger for a recipe, you just pull
it out of the freezer and pop out a cube of ginger.