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Pampered Momma’s Asian Salad

on September 19, 2013

Click Here to Print: Pampered Momma’s Asian Salad

I call it this because the dressing/marinade is found on Pampered Chef’s Measure, Mix, & Pour Salad Dressing Container.  I love this thing.  The dressing recipes are really good. Plus, Ozzy likes to use the little stir and the lid keeps the mess down while he does!

Pampered Chef’s Measure, Mix, & Pour

The first time I made this I expected my hubs to half-heartedly eat it and then get a snack soon after dinner was cleaned up.  That’s what he does when he doesn’t like what I make. Boo.  I hate when that happens.  Luckily, it didn’t!  Actually, each time I make it he compliments it.  Last night after scarfing it down he said, “Good dinner, Momma!”  I love when that happens! 🙂

The carnivores in my house think this is good enough to eat without the chicken.

Yummy with chicken…

...or without.

…or without.

I serve this with a Knorr Teriyaki Noodle packet.  Don’t judge.  It’s like a dollar and doesn’t taste super fake like some packaged sides do. 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound raw chicken tenders
  • ¼ c plus 2 T rice wine vinegar
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • ¼ t ground ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 t sugar
  • ¾ c plus 2 T vegetable oil
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 large or 2 small carrots, grated
  • 1 scallion, finely sliced
  • ½ red pepper cut into thin strips
  • 2 T sunflower seeds
  • ½ c toasted almond slivers
  • chow mein noodles

Instructions:

  1. Whisk together the rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, ground ginger, garlic, sugar, and vegetable oil.
  2. Place the raw chicken in a sealable container or bag and pour half of the dressing over it.  Marinate it for 1 hour to overnight.
  3. After marinating it, grill the chicken.
  4. Assemble the salad by adding lettuce, carrots, scallions, and red pepper to a large bowl.
  5. Just before serving, top with sunflower seeds, toasted almonds, chow mein noodles, grilled chicken and the other half of the dressing.

Here are some ideas to get your “kid cook” involved with this recipe:

  • She can whisk the dressing ingredients together.
  • Have her add the salad ingredients in the bowl – from the lettuce, to the veggies, to the dressing!
  • As you work, talk to her about how the earth is round and where Asia is in relation to you.  Let this spark a conversation about geography – as close as in your own city or as far as on the other side of the globe!
If your kid cook has trouble chewing lettuce, leave it out and go heavy on the shredded carrot and red pepper for her portion!

If your kid cook has trouble chewing lettuce, leave it out and go heavy on the shredded carrot and red pepper for her portion!

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