This fast, easy Asian chicken salad will fill you up with tangy flavors of ginger and sesame without breaking the bank… or your back! It’s so tasty and so easy to make. Thank you to Angela Malmstrom for sharing it with us for this week’s Winner Winner Easy Dinner!
Angela and her husband have been married for 4 years and have an almost-two-year-old little boy who keeps them on their toes. They also have 2 dogs, furry children. They love food (who doesn’t?), walks in the outdoors, books movies and animals! Her husband works for a government contracting business and she’s a stay at home mom who loves to bake (can we be best friends so you can bring me treats?). They currently live in Utah, but are originally from the PNW so they love the rain!
And now she’s sharing her delicious go-to recipe with all of us! Thanks Angela!!
Start out with a salad mix from the lettuce section at the grocery store. They have a delicious Asian mixes that include cabbage, carrots, and other goodies. I chose the Taylor Farms Asian Chopped Salad which included sliced almonds and wonton noodles, YUM! These are included in a separate package inside the bag of salad so make sure to include them in the recipe!
Next you’ll add in mandarin oranges (my favorite part), pan-seared chicken breast, and teriyaki sauce. We loved this recipe and share some notes about it below with you! We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
Asian Chicken Salad
- 1 package Asain Salad Mix, and included condiments
- 1 8 oz can mandarin oranges
- 2 chicken breasts
- 2 Tbs oil
- 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
Heat 2 Tbs oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Salt and pepper chicken breasts generously, then place on heated skillet. Pan sear the chicken breasts until cooked through.
Meanwhile, empty the salad and included condiments into a bowl with the mandarin oranges.
Once chicken is cooked, remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes. Then slice into strips and toss into the salad as well.
Drizzle with 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce (or more if desired) and enjoy.
*Don’t over-cook your chicken. You still want it to be juicy so it adds flavor and not toughness to your salad.
*You can use the 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce that the recipe calls for, or use the dressing included in the salad kit. We tried both and it was delicious either way!
*For extra crunch, add La Choy crunchy chow mein noodles. (SO DELICIOUS!)