Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Asian Inspired Chicken Salad

You know those meals or snacks that you make all the time but never really even think about writing about because to you they seem so normal? This recipe is one of them.

The other day I checked in with my tweeps on Twitter (follow me here) and mentioned that I had just had an Asian Chicken Wrap for lunch, thinking nothing at all of it other than it was really good and I used up the leftover chicken, when I got about 5 replies asking me to post it. I thought about it and still had some left so I was able to get some pictures of it.

Now this is not really a recipe but a list of ingredients because it really all depends on how much chicken you have on hand or if you decide to cook chicken special to make this.

Chicken (cooked, remember-leftover dish), diced
onion, diced fine
water chestnuts, drained and diced
sesame oil
Coleman’s Dry Mustard
Salt and Pepper
White Pepper
Granulated Garlic

Mix the dry mustard with the sesame oil and then mix into the mayo. Makes for a much smoother mix.

We serve this in sandwiches or just as a salad, sometimes we use wraps or pitas. This time all I had was a tortilla shell and it worked great!!!

Hope you like it!!!

As Always…

Happy Entertaining!!!



kellypea said...

Sounds yummy -- especially the crunch of the water chestnuts. I never think about doing wraps and should! I'd have to figure out what to do about the mayo, though. Semi-outlawed in the house.

Maria said...

I like having easy recipes on hand! Glad you posted it!

Bob said...

Hey, I'm making chicken salad tomorrow! Get out of my head! Heh. That looks wicked good, love the sesame oil in there. Bet it adds some nice warmth.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Perfect -- I've got half a rotisserie chicken sitting in the fridge. Now I know what I'll do with it!

Maris said...

Sounds delicious! I make chicken salad with raisins or dried cranberries, celery and a touch of honey mustard + mayonnaise. I think I'd like water chesnuts even better than celery!

Elle said...

That looks great, Judy! thanks for the reminder--haven't had chicken salad in a while.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I can't wait for the warmer weather when dishes like this will make an appearance:D

MrOrph said...

Now I like dishes like this; perfect for leftover chicken. We can always use new recipes like this.

Unknown said...

I just love chicken salad, and I bet this is great with the crunchy water chesnuts. Yum!