Thursday, August 9, 2012

you will love me for this

This is one of my favorite meals ever. It's supposed to taste like Applebee's oriental chicken salad. We eat it at least twice a month, especially in the summer time when I will not turn on my oven.

Oriental Chicken Salad

3 Tbsp honey
1 ½ Tbsp rice vinegar
¼ cup mayo
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Whisk together. Pour over:

Your favorite lettuce/spinach
mandarin oranges
sliced almonds
chow mien noodles or crushed ramen

 You can basically use any chicken but here is the best/easiest way I've found to do it. This method has taken me years to perfect. You will thank me.

Get this in the frozen section. It's not the cheapest but it takes two minutes to cook and you don't have to turn your oven on or dirty dishes. Worth it in my book. It's also probably not the healthiest chicken out there.. but we're putting it on salad right?! We actually usually get the fry's brand, they are both good.

Okay so microwave it for two minutes or so until it's just heated through. Here is the magic trick... wait for it... then put it in the toaster! It's gets the chicken crispy and delicious without the hassle of the oven. Use a skewer or something other than a fork to get it out I've learned.

Chop it up and put it on your delicious/easy/healthy/fast meal!


  1. I didn't know you had this recipe. I love that salad! You must make this for me.. :)

  2. Awesomeness! I'm definitely using this. :) thanks Es! Oh and lincoln kept saying michael's name before going to bed and then I asked who's michael married to and he shouted "ESTHER!" you could imagine his cute smile when he said it :)