I went to lunch at the Great Dane several weeks ago and tried a salad I have been eyeballing forever. And wow, what took me so long?? The salad had grilled chicken, fried wonton noodles, tomatoes, mandarin oranges, sweet peas, and a healthy dose of salad greens. So, craving the salad just a day later, I decided to attempt to re-create it at home!
This salad was SO tasty, and hit the spot on a very hot day, and came together in a snap. Ingredients are easy to come by and pretty inexpensive too. Definitely add this as one of your weeknight meals this summer!
Ingredients for 2-3 entree sized salads:
- 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
- Teriyaki Sauce
- Iceberg lettuce or mixed greens
- Snap peas (I had them from the farmers market)
- 2-3 green onions, cut on an angle
- 1/2 carrot, diced
- Mandarin oranges (the small can), drained
- 1/4 c. Chow mein noodles (I used La Choy because they were easy to find)
- Handful of sliced almonds
- Your favorite asian-inspired dressing. I used Makoto Ginger Dressing, and also like Kraft's Toasted Sesame dressing
- The night before, marinate chicken in Teriyaki sauce
- The day of, heat a grill or grill pan on medium high heat. Grill chicken until cooked through, cool, then slice chicken at an angle
- Toss lettuce, peas, onions, carrots, oranges, chow mein noodles, almonds
- Portion into plates, top each salad with with chicken, add dressing on salad - just enough to lightly coat the salad. Serve immediately!