Tuesday, April 28, 2015

28 Days of Salads: Crispy Asian Chicken

Salad # 1:Asian crispy chicken salad w/ sesame ginger dressing

Eating out at work has been getting out of hand.  Sure, no one forces me to go out but it always more appealing to ditch my frozen food meals and grab takeout or a ginormous sandwich for lunch with the work friends instead.

Since the Mo and I don't have any upcoming trips in the near future, I thought of a new blog topic to write about.  I plan on posting 28 different salads that I will be making or buying.  I hate BORING salads, ones with greens and a dry bland piece of grilled chicken.  I actually like some salads, the FUN ones! I also get a little carried away with the dressing and toppings, that's why I NEED to measure.

For the blog postings, not all salads will be "healthy" and not all will be your typical western diet. Despite it not being the healthiest option, it probably still beats eating general gau chicken for lunch and the calories will be much less.  The post is just a way for me to be accountable to plan ahead, prep the meals and ACTUAL EAT it. 

The goal is to be inspired by Pinterest, restaurants, family recipes, etc.  Its not going to be updated everyday since I will most likely be eating the same salad for 2-3 days straight.  I hope to have 28 different salads posted by the end of June. 

Also, if i'm not too lazy, I will post the ingredients and WeightWatchers points and calorie value.

My first salad is an Asian crispy chicken salad.  This is not a typical Asian dish but I like it.  The recipe I am using like a blend of Wendy's and Applebee's. 

Grocery list:
  • Shelled edamame
  • Newman's own low fat sesame ginger
  • Can light mandarin oranges
  • Canned water chestnuts
  • Tyson's panko crusted chicken (raw in freezer section of Costco's)
  • La Choy Chow Mein noodles
  • Spring Mix blend salad
  • Coleslaw mix salad
  • Sugar Snap Peas

Prep Work:
  • Bake 3 pieces of chicken until cooked, cube and fridge
  • For the water chesnuts and mandarin oranges, drain and store in Tupperware
  • That's it!
Time to eat:
If your not concerned about measuring, you can throw everything into a bowl and enjoy! :) Of course I measured everything and made the salads daily. (Measurements below)


11 WW points.