Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Aunt Dodi's Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

Hey There...

I posted this recipe that several of you asked for in the messages...but got to thinking many may not see it....so decided to post here... It is really yummy, quick and knocks peoples socks off... you can add or change anything you want...this is just the exact recipe that my Aunt Dodi gave to me... I add things all the time...change is good and fun!
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Aunt Dodi’s Chinese Chicken Salad



4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 or 2 heads of lettuce
½ pkg Mufan Brand rice stick (follow directions on package for frying)
6 green onions chopped
1 small package sliced almonds (toasted in oven)
¼ cup sesame seeds (toasted in oven)
½ lb fresh snow peas (steamed in Micro Wave oven or stove)


Dressing
2 tbles sugar
3 tbles. Rice vinegar
½ tsp. Black pepper
1 tsp. Sesame oil
1 tsp. Salt
½ cup oil
Mix in jar and set aside (can be made day earlier)


Teriyaki Sauce (Marinade)
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup sherry
½ cup white Karo Syrup
½ cup sugar
chopped fresh garlic and ginger (any amount you desire)


Mix Marinade...Pour oven chicken in a baking dish, bake in 325 degree oven for 1 hour. Cool and cut into bite size pieces. Put the chicken in a zip lock bag with the marinade that you cooked in and let marinate again oven night. I drain it in the morning. Cook Rice Sticks. Oven toast almonds and sesame seeds. Lightly steam Peas till just soft but still crunchy. Tear lettuce and put in large bowl and mix in all other ingredients...adding the Rice Sticks last....toss well....serve. ENJOY!!!

While I am at it... my Aunt Shirley's Zucchini Casserole....
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Zucchini Casserole


1 ¼ lbs zucchini (about 4 medium ones)
4 eggs, lightly beaten
½ cup milk
½ cup jack cheese
½ cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 tsp. Baking powder
½ tsp. Salt
3 tbles. Flour
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
1 4oz can diced green chilies
3 tbles. Butter
Parmesan Cheese


Parboil whole zucchini in salted water till semi soft about 4 minutes. Drain, cool and cube (leaving on skin). Mix all the ingredients together and then pour into a 9” casserole. Dot with butter…sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese…bake 30 minutes at 350.
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I feel like Betty 'Freakin' Crocker..... I think I was channeling Julia Child there for a moment!!!


Have a great day all...Bon Appetite!

Jodi

25 comments:

AngelaMichelle said...

Ooh! Can always use another Chinese recipe. Glad I stumbled on your blog today!

rosanna said...

Yummy ... if only I knew what Rice Sticks are.

Creager Studios said...

Hi Rosanna...

I said the same thing when I got the recipe ...what the ????!!! They are the rice noodles in a package that look all hard and tightly packed together...ad you can either 'boil' them or fry them...they are the ones that whe you drop them into hot oil...they 'POOF' up right away...and get light and fluffy!
If you have a store that sells Asian foods...you will find them there...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Angela...

So very nice to meet you...glad you found me...

Jodi

Caseymini said...

Thanks Jodi! It sounds great and so does the zucchini recipe.

I will try both!

Casey

Designs By CK said...

Yummy sounding recipes Betty or is that Jodi Crocker?! LOL '-P)

Thanks again 4 your sweet note on mine today as well.

Enjoy your week!

SpOOky Hugs,
Chris

Ramesh Ganesan said...

I will try this soon!

Thanks,

www.kuraisollu.com

rosanna said...

Thank you Jodi, I know them after all;o)) and I like them very much too

Creager Studios said...

Hi Casey... So happy you like the, actually, truth be told...I like the Zuchinni one better...but them, I am a squash kinda gal!

Hugs,
Jodi

Oops! Desperate Blogger~ said...

WoooHooo! let them eat cake...I'm going to try these! I still use your nappa cabbage recipe and everyone loves it...especially moi!
XOOops

Light and Shadow Studio said...

Wow, thanks for sharing these Jodi. We love zucchini and will soon have plenty of it. These sound so good. Can't wait to try them. Tammy

Creager Studios said...

Hi Ramesh...

Let me know what you think...

Best,

Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Chris...

Jodi Crocker...tooo funny!!

You are most Welcome...you Blog IS Wonderful!!! Congrats again

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Wow...Oopsie...
You still use the Napa Cabbage Recipe...COOL!!

BIG Hugs

Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Tammy....

OoOOOoo do I envy you with all that Zucchini I would eat it every night...miss my Oregon Livin days at times...what a garden we had!

Let me know what you think when you try them out...

Hugs,
Jodi

Pattee said...

Oh Jodi I remember you fixed Aunt Dodi's Chinese Chicken Salad the very first class we (I ) had with you and Richard.. Bj and Tammy were there oh and also Cindy.. you remember Cindy I'm sure... I still have that recipe that I copied from you then!
It's so good!
LovE~Pattee

Sue said...

Both recipes look incredibly yummy! Thank you Jodi for sharing them.

P.S. you don't have any of your aunts' favorite zucchini bread recipes hanging around do you?

julie campbell said...

mmmm sounds delicious Jodi , and thanks for explaining what the rice sticks are LOL now what on earth are snow peas ?? I just bet they are one of those things that us Brits have a different name for like zucchini !we call those courgettes :0)
julie xx

The Ice Queen said...

That squash dish sound positively decadent ... rich and cheesy. Going to make that this week. Thanks!

Tabitha (aka Susan)

Creager Studios said...

Hi Pattee...

Yes indeedy...that was the recipe I served you all...WOW...what a fun class that was...miss those days...I should do another class...


Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Sue...you are most welcome...

In fact I think I do have a yummy zucchini bread recipe hanging around somewhere, will post if I find..also a devine Lemon Bread...with a tart lemon/sugar topping...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Julie....

Cinese Snow Peas are the really flat peas you see a lot in chinese food... really good...but in truth...any pea pod would work in this dish. I really like the british name for things... it makes food sound so much better...

Hugs,
Jodi

Creager Studios said...

Hi Susan...

You won't be sorry...this will quickly become a favorite!!

Let me know what you think...

Hugs,
Jodi

MiniKat said...

These both sound fantastic! I can't wait to try them. You have perfect timing with the zucchini recipe as our plants will start producing by the dozen soon. :-)

Creager Studios said...

Hi Kat...

OooOoOoo I am so jealous of all you who can easily grow zucchinis ...I swear I would eat it morning noon and night....

Enjoy

Hugs,
Jodi