Teriyaki Chicken Salad

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This salad makes me wish I was planning a party so I could serve this to all of my friends! What could be more bright, beautiful and delicious? Start with a bed of spring greens and build out with raspberries, celery, mandarin oranges, toasted cashews, red bell pepper, fresh pineapple chunks and, of course, some left-over teriyaki chicken. Top with a bit of chopped green onion and serve with Poppy Seed dressing. A perfect meal to end a lovely day of working in the yard. Something that tastes so good, and, at the same time, is so good for you!


TERIYAKI CHICKEN SALAD (Serves 6-8)

Ingredients (Salad):

  • 3-4 Chicken Breasts, cooked in Teriyaki sauce, sliced thin
  • 1 Large Bag of Spring Salad Mix
  • 1 Can Mandarin Oranges, drained
  • 1 Cup Celery, sliced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, Sliced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, sliced
  • 1 Can Pineapple Chunks, drained
  • 4 Green Onions, chopped
  • 1 Cup Raspberries
  • 1 Cup Cashews

Ingredients (Dressing):

  • ¾ Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • 2½ Tablespoons White Vinegar
  • 2½ Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Onion, diced
  • 1 Cup Canola Oil
  • 1½ Tablespoons of Poppy Seeds

Directions

  1. Blend the sugar, mustard and vinegars on high until thoroughly mixed, this should only need a few pulses. Turn off the blender.
  2. Add the red onion. Turn the blender back on and in a slow, steady stream drizzle in the canola oil.
  3. Add in the poppy seeds and give the blender a few quick pulses to mix in the poppy seeds. Chill.
  4. In a large platter, arrange the lettuce with all of the other ingredients on top, leaving the cashews to be added right before serving, so as to not get soggy.
  5. Sometimes it’s also nice to just arrange the ingredients around the side, so everyone can take what they want if it is being served family style in a casual setting.
  6. Drizzle the dressing and top with cashews, serve immediately.

~ from OhSweetBasil.com ~

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About Worth Stopping By . . .

I am a blogger who would rather talk than write. I enjoy traveling, family time, friends and food/fine dining. I have made some real efforts in the kitchen lately, and I blog in order to document and motivate myself to: 1.) fully use all of the fresh ingredients in my kitchen and 2.) cook healthy, creative meals.

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