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Sunday Dinner: Crunchy Asian-style chicken salad

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

A bunch of crunch!

Sunday is a great day for rest and relaxation, but the family still needs dinner. Make Sunday dinner easy on yourself with a terrific, crunchy Asian-style chicken salad.

Crunchy chicken Asian salad

Incredible crunch and taste

Perfect for a day when you don't feel much like cooking or spending extra time in the kitchen, crunchy Asian-style chicken salad does the trick. If you can, this is the ideal way to use up your leftover veggies and cooked chicken.

You don't have to follow this recipe to the T, since any crunchy vegetables you have on hand will work well. Think radishes, carrots, water chestnuts or snap peas. You can even add more crunch by tossing in toasted almond slivers or peanuts. Your family will love this noisy — and tasty — meal!

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Crunchy Asian-style chicken salad

Serves 4

Ingredients:

For the dressing

  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 3-4 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the salad

  • 3 cups precooked chicken, cubed and chilled
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets, rough chopped
  • 1 large green apple, diced
  • 1 large red or orange bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup crunchy chow mein noodles for garnish
  • 1/3 cup toasted almond slivers, 1/3 cup chopped peanuts (optional)

Directions:

For the dressing

  1. Add all ingredients to a medium-sized bowl and whisk until well blended. Adjust seasoning to taste, if needed.
  2. Cover and keep refrigerated until ready to use.

For the salad

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large salad bowl.
  2. Toss well to mix.
  3. Serve on individual plates or bowls, top with the dressing and chow mein noodles as garnish.

This salad give you crunch and a bunch of great tastes.

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