Chinese Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Posted by noelskitchen | Salads | Wednesday 22 April 2009 6:32 pm


In celebrating Earth Day, I thought I would make a recipe for dinner that didn’t require using the oven and I could use my Bamboo kitchenware. I made this sweet and tangy Chinese Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing.  Quick and Easy to prepare. Serve with chilled Sutter Home Moscato California 2008 Wine and dinner is ready.


1 head Iceberg Lettuce

2 cups breaded Chicken breasts chopped (can use store bought breaded chicken strips, kids seem to love)

3 chopped Green Onions

1  seedless Cucumber

1  15 ounce can Mandarin Oranges

1/2 cup sliced Almonds

1 cup  Chow Mein Noodles

1/2 cup Maple Grove Farms Sesame Ginger Dressing

Toss and Serve.


Grilled Chicken Salad with Bacon and Apple

Posted by noelskitchen | Salads | Friday 3 April 2009 5:13 am

Grilled Chicken Salad with Bacon and Apple


As a mom looking for ways to feed my family while still being able to work with my family’s budget, I look forward to the weekly grocery store specials that come out on Wednesdays. Raley’s is one of my favorite stores with great specials each week. Since we moved up to the Sierra’s, I enjoy shopping there, not just for the food but it’s the type of store that provides a “welcome” feeling to their customers. This week’s ad runs from April 1-7th.  I was glancing through the ad and was amazed, Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts Club Pak on sale for $1.97.  This is very easy on the family budget and you save up to a $1.52 pound. Fuji apples are also on sale for $0.97 a pound, saving up to $1.02 a pound.


This recipe is available courtesy of Raley’s and will be added to my list of quick, easy and affordable meals. You can find most of these ingredients on sale this week at Raley’s.




1 ½ pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (about 2 or 3 breasts)

½ cup Newman’s Own Light Cranberry Walnut Seed Dressing

4 Slices of Hormel Bacon Cooked and Crumbled

2 Cored and Cubed Fuji Apples

1 (6 ounce) bag Fresh Express 5-Lettuce Mix

½ Cup Sliced Green Onions


Place 1 ½ pounds Raley’s Everyday boneless, skinless, chicken breasts in a gallon-size resealable plastic bag. Add ½ cup Newman’s Own Light Cranberry Walnut Salad Dressing and let marinate for 15 minutes or up to 1 hour. Remove chicken from marinade and grill over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Cut chicken into chunks and toss with cooked and crumbled slices of Hormel Sliced Bacon, 2 cored and cubed Fuji apples, 1 (6 ounce) bag Fresh Express 5-Lettuce Mix and ½ cups sliced green onions. Toss with additional dressing to taste.


Makes 4 to 6 servings  


This recipe feeds 4 for about $10