Thursday, April 5, 2012

Lean & Green - Oriental Chicken Salad



This recipe has come from a few attempts at trying to replicate the beloved flavors in Oriental Chicken Salad (Asian Noodle Salad, Chinese Chicken Salad...whatever you call it).  It is absolutely divine!

The ingredients:
We used a rotisserie chicken (not pictured - super fast and easy).

But it's really, really easy...are you ready for this?

Are you sure??

Bone out your rotisserie chicken (this will take you the most time - seriously).

Rinse your tofu noodles and nuke them for 1 minute/bag.

Chop up your broccoli, cabbage and green onions.

Then in a bowl, which together your soy sauce, sesame oil, chili garlic paste, garlic, ginger and truvia (sucralose).

Throw your noodles in a large bowl, mix in your chopped veggies, toss the chicken in and pour the sauce over the top.  

Sprinkle crushed peanuts over everything (optional) and voila!

A really, really, REALLY fabulous meal: 


A great idea to make it even more authentic: 
If you are making this as a healthy meal (NOT lean and green, but transition or maintenance) - or for the kids, add in some powdered peanut butter and mandarin oranges!  YUMMMO!!

It's amazing...everyone will love it and you can feel good about the food you're serving! 

Oriental Chicken Salad
5 Servings

1 whole Rotisserie Chicken, boned (or 1 chicken breast/person)
4 packages Tofu Noodles, spaghetti style
2 cups Broccoli, chopped
1 cup Cabbage, chopped
1 bunch Scallions, chopped (about 2 per person)

Sauce:
1/4 cup low sodium Soy Sauce
2 tsp Fresh Ginger, grated
1 Tbl Garlic, pressed
1 Tbl Sesame Oil
1 Tbl Chili Garlic Paste (or to taste)
6 packets Truvia (Sucralose)
1/4 cup crushed peanuts (optional)

Optional add-ins:
Powdered Peanut Butter
Mandarin Oranges

Bone out your rotisserie chicken (this will take you the most time - seriously).

Rinse your tofu noodles and nuke them for 1 minute/bag.

Chop up your broccoli, cabbage and green onions.

Then in a bowl, whisk together your soy sauce, sesame oil, chili garlic paste, garlic, ginger and truvia (sucralose).

Throw your noodles in a large bowl, mix in your chopped veggies, toss the chicken in and pour the sauce over the top.  

Sprinkle crushed peanuts over everything (optional) and voila!

Super simple, but Oh! so good!

Nutritional Information HERE.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

How much of this can you eat for your lean and green doing the medifast diet?

grannylulu@sbcglobal.net said...

I don't like water chestnuts (oh, Oriental sacrilege) so I trim my broccoli stems and cut them into 1/4 inch thick rounds. Put them in microwave safe bowl with enough water to cover the bottom of the bowl and cover. Heat about 4 minutes on high in microwave. Drain. When cool, add to salads, stirfry, and/or soups. MMM-MMM, good!

Anonymous said...

Did you realize that Truvia is NOT sucralose? The most common form of sucralose on the market is Splenda. While Truvia is a non-calorie sweetener and a direct competitor of Splenda, it is NOT sucralose.