Ok, apparently this recipe (as I found it, not as I posted it...click the source link for the original), is a knock off of Applebee's Oriental Chicken Salad. Well, I've never had that particular item at Applebee's, but people seem to love it.
Me? Not usually a salad kinda gal, but I saw this on Pinterest and it looked good. I also have some Tyson Breaded Chicken fillets in my freezer that I need to use up, so this was a perfect fit.
Now, I had zero desire to make my own oriental dressing, It's not hard, and if you click the link below to Mandy's Recipe Box, then you can get the recipe, but as many of you know, I like to take an easy thing, and make it even easier. Ultimate laziness at it's finest people!
My plan was to just buy a bottle of pre-made oriental dressing. Yeeeah...good luck with that. I couldn't find any at the NEX. What I DID find though was some Raspberry Walnut vinaigrette dressing...YUM-O!
Of course this may not be up your alley, so feel free to use whatever dressing you like (or make the oriental one for you non-lazy, go-getters).
Overall though, I really liked this salad. A lot. I love that it used up chicken fillets I already had, I love that the bagged salad makes this simple to throw together, and I love that the Chinese noodles take all of 3 minutes to cook. A very tasty lunch indeed!
'Raspberry Walnut Chicken Salad'
Source: Adapted from Mandy's Recipe Box
2 pieces of frozen chicken strips (I used Tyson)
Bagged salad with romaine lettuce, carrots, and cabbage
1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
1/4 cup cooked Chow Mein noodles
Raspberry Walnut vinaigrette dressing
1. Bake the chicken strips according to the package directions. Remove and cool. Cook noodles according to package directions.
2. Tear chicken into small chunks. Place desired amount of bagged salad onto a plate. Top with chicken, walnuts and noodles. Drizzle dressing over top.