Tips: Be sure to make this when the avocadoes are on sale for $1 each.
Save money by poaching your own chicken-bone in works fine here. If oranges are pricey, turn to the canned variety.
Asian Chicken, Orange, and Avocado Salad with Ginger Soy Dressing
Estimated Cost: $7.00 for four servings
Notes: Use any cooked chicken, but I think grilled chicken would be especially good. I used plain poached chicken for ease. I poached extra to make chicken salad in a few days. 8 fresh won ton or 6 egg roll sheets
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 large orange, peeled, or canned mandarin oranges
1 large avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
4 green onions, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/3 cup roasted salted peanuts
Ginger Soy Dressing: Recipe Below
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Coat won tons with spray and cut into strips. Bake on foil lined cookie sheet until crispy, turning once, about 8 minutes; sprinkle with sesame seeds. On serving plates, layer greens, chicken, cucumber, oranges, avocado, cilantro, scallions, peanuts, and won ton strips. Drizzle with dressing and serve.
Ginger Soy Dressing:
4 tablespoons rice vinegar
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 generous teaspoon grated fresh ginger, or 1/4 teaspoon dried ginger
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
pinch of salt
Whisk all dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
Homemade New Fashioned Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Don't pay for the bottled stuff anymore....