Make Ahead Layered Chinese Chicken Salad
Marinated and grilled chicken is layered with an Asian slaw mix, snow peas, mandarin oranges with a tangy ginger-chile-garlic dressing.
1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
3 tablespoons Chinese chile garlic paste
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1/4 cup light soy sauce
3/4 cup rice vinegar
1 3/4 teaspoons cornstarch
1/3 cup water
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup snow peas, trimmed and halved
1 (15 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
2 (12 ounce) packages Asian slaw mix
2 cups chow mein noodles
1/3 cup chopped green onion
- Mix Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, chile garlic paste, light mayonnaise and ginger together in a medium mixing bowl. Stir well. Add soy sauce and rice vinegar. Mix until well blended.
- Pour 1/4 cup of dressing in a small bowl. Place chicken breasts in bowl, tossing to coat. Marinate in refrigerator 45 to 60 minutes.
- Place remaining dressing in a small saucepan. Set aside. Mix together cornstarch and water in a small bowl until cornstarch is dissolved. Pour cornstarch mixture into dressing while stirring constantly. Place pan on medium-high heat. Boil dressing over medium-high heat approximately 2 minutes, while stirring constantly. Remove dressing from heat and pour into a small bowl. Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until cool.
- Remove marinated chicken breasts from refrigerator. Grill or broil chicken until internal temperature reaches 160°F (70°C). Set aside to cool. Slice thinly or shred cooled breasts. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Place 1 bag (8 cups) of Asian Slaw in a straight-sided glass bowl. Drizzle a third of the prepared dressing over the slaw. Arrange 1/2 of the sliced or shredded chicken breasts and pea pods on top of the slaw mix.
- Pour remaining slaw into bowl. Top with remaining chicken and oranges. Pour remaining dressing over the salad. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Just before serving top with chow mein noodles and green onion.
Makes 13 (1 cup) servings.
Note: Substitute shredded or finely chopped Napa Cabbage if Asian Slaw Mix is unavailable. Use crushed ramen noodles in place of chow mein. Toasted sliced almonds also make a great garnish. For a more authentic Asian flavor add 1-2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/13 of recipe; 1 cup): Calories: 160; Calories from Fat: 50; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 25mg; Sodium: 430mg; Total Carbs: 18g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugars: 4g; Protein: 10g.
Exchanges per Serving: 1/2 Starch, 1 Lean Meat, 1 Vegetable, 1 Fat.
Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.