This is what we had for dinner tonight, Asian Chicken Salad. We really like Asian food in my house so this definitely appealed to all of us. I originally bought the ingredients to make this recipe from this blog:
But then I had my doubts, so I turned to Pinterest, searched for Ginger Chicken, since I bought some fresh ginger, and it led me to this recipe from this blog:
I modified the marinade to suit my taste and the quantity that I was making so this is what I did:
1/2 C packed brown sugar
1/2-3/4 C soy sauce (I prefer low sodium)
Juice of 2 limes (I had one big one small)
6 garlic cloves crushed
2 T fresh grated garlic (I guesstimated, probably put in a little more)
2.5 lbs. chicken tenders
Scallions (Green Onions)
Mixed Baby Greens
Won Ton Wrappers
Ginger Sesame Salad Dressing
I reserved 3/4 C of the marinade for basting. With the rest, I marinated the chicken for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a heavy sauce pan, I heated 2"-3" of Canola Oil on a medium heat. I cut the Won Ton Wrappers into 1/2" strips and when the oil started to ripple I dropped in the Won Ton Wrappers one at a time in batches of 10 (or so). These fry up very fast, in a matter of seconds, so when they start to bubble and brown a touch, then take them out using a strainer and put them to drain on paper towels that are set on a plate. I then grilled the chicken on the medium setting on my indoor electric grill. You could grill the outside, or use a grill pan. The original recipe says to grill 5 minutes on each side, since my indoor grill has a lid, it took about 4 minutes on the 1st side and 3 or so on the 2nd. I used the reserved marinade to baste while the chicken was grilling. Once the chicken was done, I removed them from the grill, placed them on a plate, then sprinkled them with Sesame Seeds and thinly sliced Scallions.
To assemble the salad, I started with the baby greens, topped them with the chicken, poured on a little dressing, then topped it all with the fried Won Tons.
This salad was amazing!!! It is super easy to get into a salad rut and this is definitely a cure. The hubs even gave this a 9/10!!! And my 6 year old, while helping me make the marinade, didn't want to stop tasting the marinade because (and I quote), "It tastes like SUSHI!!!"