Yesterday I showed you a recipe that required 2 cups of rotisserie chicken. Since 1 rotisserie chicken offers a lot more meat than just 2 cups, I'm going to show you 2 more great recipes that will help you use the leftover meat.  

I'm going to start with this perfectly-peanuty Asian Chicken Salad.  When my husband first tried it he told me it tasted like a salad from Panera.  Since we both love Panera I interpreted that to mean, this recipe is a keeper!

Asian Chicken Salad
Total Time: 15 minutes
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes

What you'll need
For the salad dressing
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon honey
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 teaspoons peanut butter
salt and pepper

For the salad
1/2 Nappa cabbage, chopped
1 romaine heart, chopped
2 cups rotisserie chicken, diced
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1/2 red pepper, diced
3-4 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup chow mein noodles 

1. Add cabbage, lettuce, carrot, red bell pepper, chicken, scallions and sliced almonds to a medium mixing bowl. 
2. In a separate mixing bowl, combine all ingredients for the dressing.  Mix well.
3. Add dressing to the cabbage mixture.  Toss well. 
4. Divide the salad mixture into 2 bowls.  Top with chow mein noodles just before serving.  Enjoy!
The leftovers
Typically, when you buy romaine hearts they come in a package of 3, so you may end up with leftover romaine lettuce.  Don't worry though, because I have an amazing caesar salad recipe that I'll share with you later in the week, which perfectly utilizes the remaining romaine hearts.  Additionally, since you only need 1/2 Nappa cabbage I'll also be sharing a coleslaw recipe that will help pickup the leftover cabbage.  Stay tuned!

Wanda Fields
09/02/2012 14:29

I am not familiar with Nappa cabbage - only regular cabbage that we have in the South. . . . are they one and the same? This looks very tasty.

09/03/2012 19:34

Hi Wanda!

Napa cabbage is a type of chinese cabbage. If you can't find it, no need to worry. Regular cabbage will also work just fine


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