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Thai Chicken Salad (not your usual chicken salad) 

click to enlarge Thai Chicken Salad (not your usual chicken salad) (Spice of Life Café) - BRIENNE BOORTZ
  • Brienne Boortz
  • Thai Chicken Salad (not your usual chicken salad) (Spice of Life CafĂ©)

Ingredients

1 large can of white-meat chicken

1 c. sun-dried tomatoes

4 tbsp. black sesame seeds

2 tbsp. Thai seasoning

2 c. mayonnaise

1 c. The Ginger People ginger-sesame dressing

1 loaf Rustique bread

For salad

1 head Romaine lettuce

Directions

Desired portions of: diced Italian roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, balsamic vinegar and olive oil

Place entire can of white-meat chicken in a mixing bowl. Chop sun-dried tomatoes into julienne-style cuts, then stir them into the chicken along with the black sesame seeds and Thai seasoning. Mix the ginger-sesame dressing with mayonnaise, then pour the dressing over the above mixture thoroughly and let stand for an hour.

Chop a bed of Romaine lettuce, place on a salad plate, and layer with diced Italian roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumbers and julienne-style carrots. Place a scoop of Thai chicken salad in the middle of the salad mixture and drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Serve with toasted Rustique bread slices. Thai chicken salad can also be made for sandwiches.

Aftertaste

We created this recipe to give our customers a different type of chicken salad, not your average one with grapes and celery. We wanted to add some spice to your life by giving it a succulent Thai flavor. We have been serving this signature salad at our café for 10 years, and all of our customers just love it. But in our market, we also carry all the ingredients to make Thai chicken salad at home. Enjoy!

— Submitted by La Perla Tapatia Mexican Restaurant owners Michael Cornejo and Douglas Lewis

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