Monday, May 17, 2010

Armbruster Strawberry Chicken Salad

So, I was stunned to find out that not everyone likes fruit in their Salad. How can this be? Fruit livens up salads in so many ways; it provides sweetness, coolness, and freshness to a salad. So, whoever doesn't like fruit in their salad is missing out on some awesome salads. And, this is one of them.
This salad has been around my family for many years, and I don't know where my mom got the recipe. I highly doubt she got it from the Internet, so it was probably from a magazine. But, it is a very delicious salad, and easy to make. Feel free to serve it with some crusty French Bread.
I'm only going to give you the portions for a serving of one person.

2 Chicken Breast diced
1/3 cup Flour
Salt & Pepper
1 tbsp Oil
1 Head of Romaine Lettuce
1/4 cup Red Onion chopped (as finely as you want)
1/2 can of Crispy Chow Mein noodles ( or sprinkle as much as you want)
1/4 cup Slivered Almonds (or sprinkle as much as you want)
2 cups Sliced Strawberries
Armbruster Honey-Sesame Dressing maybe about 1/2 the bottle (you used to be able to get this dressing at Ukrops, but I'm not sure if Martin's is carrying it. However, my mom said you can get it at Ellwoods)

First slice up your chicken breast into small cubes and toss in a bag of about 1/3 cup of flour, a little salt, and a little black pepper. Then saute in a saute pan dashed with some oil until chicken is done. Place on a paper towel and let cool for a bit.

Toss lettuce, chopped onions, strawberries, chow mein noodles, and slivered almonds. Pour in the dressing to your liking and toss chicken into salad. Make sure salad is evenly covered in the dressing. Enjoy.

If you can't find the Armbruster Honey-Sesame Dressing then use this homemade version:

1/2 c. sugar
1 1/3 Tbs dry mustard
1 1/3 tsp paprika
1 1/3 tsp celery seed
1/8 tsp salt

Blend in:
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cider vinegar
1 Tbs lemon juice
1/4 Tbs minced onion
3/4 cup wesson oil
3/4 Tbs sesame oil

Mix dry ingredients in a small bowl, and then beat in the liquid mixture in a slow steady stream using a wire whisk. Keep beating until the mixture is thick. Enjoy!

(Click here for printable recipe)

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