Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Chinese Chicken Salad {with a secret ingredient}

The weather is heating up and that means that I don't always want to turn the
oven on to make dinner. It makes the house warm and then I spend the next 2-3 hours 
trying to cool it back down. So, I love when a recipe is delicious, nutritious, easy,
and doesn't require using the oven. This delicious Chinese Chicken Salad, with a secret
ingredient, is the perfect warm weather meal that everyone will love!

Now, I know what you're thinking, if you're not turning on the oven, then how are you
cooking the chicken? Boiling it? Nope. Too rubbery. BBQing? Nope. Don't own one.
Microwaving it? Ewwww. Don't even. It's none of the above and it's my secret ingredient
for a perfect Chinese chicken salad every time that will have your friends begging you
to bring to the next potluck.

Are you ready for my secret ingredient that makes the perfect Chinese chicken salad?
Ok, get ready for it . . . . Costco rotisserie chicken! Yep, it's the best. It's flavorful,
juicy, and best of all, Costco does all the work cooking it for hours and all you have to
do is pick one up, debone it and harvest all the tender meat for your delicious salad.
Find the recipe below!

1 head Romaine lettuce
1 pkg Top Ramen - broken up
1/2 cup sliced almonds (optional)
1/2 Costco rotisserie chicken - boned
1/4 c. green onion - diced
1 small can mandarin oranges
1/2 c rice vinegar
1/2 c oil
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp salt

Toss and serve!

I love that this salad is easy to make more or less of depending on the size of the group
you're serving. The dressing makes a ton, so you can bottle it in a Mason jar and make 
the salad next week too!

What's your go-to warm weather meal that
is delicious and easy? I'd love to get
more yummy recipes. Share it below!



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