Asian Chicken Almond Salad

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Asian Chicken Almond Salad
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Ingredients

  • 4 boiled and skinned chicken breast halves
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 12 cups (about 8 ounces) lightly packed baby greens or torn assorted lettuces
  • Plum Sauce Dressing (recipe follows)
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted*

Preparation

Preparation

1 Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper. In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat

2 Add chicken breasts; cover and cook 5 minutes. Turn chicken, cover and cook 5 minutes longer.

3 Uncover and continue to cook just until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with knife point; se aside.

4 In large bowl toss greens with 3/4 cup of the Plum Sauce Dressing; divide among four plates. Cut each chicken breast into 1/2 inch slices and fan out on greens.

5 Drizzle each chicken serving with 1 tablespoon dressing. Sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons of almonds. Makes 4 servings

6 Plum Sauce Dressing:

7 n bowl, whisk 1/2 cup prepared plum sauce; 1/3 cup water; 2 tablespoons rice vinegar; 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice; 1 teaspoon Oriental sesame oil; 1 teaspoon minced garlic; 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes and 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro. Makes about 1 cup

8 To toast almonds spread in an ungreased baking pan. Place in 350-degree oven and bake 5 to 10 minutes or until almonds are light brown; stir once or twice to assure even browning

9 Note that almonds will continue to brown slightly after removing front oven.

Source: Almond Board of California