April 16, 2008

Chow Mein Chicken Salad



We just finished up a batch of this...a delish way to zestify chicken salad. credit goes to my mom...though i am not sure where she got the original recipe!

4 cups cooked and shredded chicken
2 cups diced celery
1 cup diced green pepper
1/2 cup diced onion
1 can sliced water chestnuts (drained)
1 can mandarin oranges (drained)
1 small can pineapple tidbits (drained)
toasted almonds (as many as you'd like...we like these a lot, so i make extra)
*to toast just place 2-3 Tbsp. sugar in a skillet with slivered almonds, heat until almonds are
toasty brown (and then remove quickly so they don't burn!)
chow mein noodles

dressing:
1 1/2 cup mayonaise
2 Tbsp. yellow mustard

Combine all ingredients except almonds and noodles. Add enough dressing to blend. I typically add the almonds and noodles and additional dressing right before serving (so they are crispy!). You might want to reserve a few almonds, noodles, and a bit of dressing for left-overs!

2 comments:

Shanna said...

I love chicken salad! This sounds soo good! I'm making my menu plan today so I can shop tomorrow. These ingredients are definitly going on there!

Shanna said...

Hope you don't mind I took a picture and posted it with your recipe.
I fixed this tonight and it was SOOO good! Even the kids loved it (even with the onions!)

The almonds were soooo good!

A couple things that I did differently:
I only used about 1/2 the dressing but it was really really good.
Also I marinated the chicken in a soy sauce/honey/olive oil mixture. About 1/4 c. soy sauce, a splash of olive oil and about 2 Tablespoons of honey. I let this sit for about 30 minutes then grilled and shredded for salad! YUM :)