Chinese Chicken Salad

A relatively new cookbook I own is Good Food Fast! by Chef Jason Roberts with Stacey Colino.  The book features healthy tasty gluten free recipes.

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A quick shot in front of Jones & Co. before tennis!
A quick shot in front of Jones & Co. before tennis!
[/span4][span8] This particular night I my friend Natasha and I did some local Walkerville shopping. She was in need of a dress for a wedding she is going to and I am always up for shopping. We went to Jones & Co. Jones & Co. is an awesome vintage shop. There are a lot of great pieces at reasonable prices. (I highly recommend a shopping trip there!)
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After shopping I began to prepare the recipe for Chinese Chicken Salad.  It is meant to be a stand alone dish but Natasha and I decided to have dinner together so the salad became a side dish.

First I heated canola oil in a skillet over medium heat and added a chicken breast.  I cook for about 7 minutes each side until it was done.  Then the chicken rested while I put together rest of the dish.

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don't have a lot of pictures for this post but here are the herbs and veggies prepped for the salad
don’t have a lot of pictures for this post but here are the herbs and veggies prepped for the salad
[/span4][span8] In a medium bowl I mixed mayonnaise, tamari sauce, lemon juice, chili flakes, and chopped ginger and seasoned with salt and pepper. Then I sliced the chicken into thin strips and added it to bowl with shredded cabbage, shredded carrots, green onions, sliced toasted almonds, cilantro and mint.
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[/span4][span8] I gave the salad a mix and added toasted sesame seeds. Done!
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Verdict:  It was pretty tasty!  It came together quick as well.  I really think next time I have extra cabbage leftover from another recipe (which has happened every time I buy cabbage for a recipe) I will use it to make this.  I can see this being a great salad to bring to work for lunch too!  I ate the leftovers the next day and the salad was still delish.  Oh and in case you were wondering Natasha did find an awesome dress at Jones & Co. to wear to the wedding!  If you want to try this salad you can grab the recipe here.