Friday, February 24, 2012
Maven's MacGuyver'd "Thai" Chopped Chicken Salad
This is my high protein reinterpretation of Panera's Thai Chopped Chicken Salad.
Mind you, my diet is more top heavy in proteins, so there isn't all that much greenery here. This is basically the recipe for the tasty bits, the bits you put on or in or with salad greens.
This makes roughly one 8-9 oz serving (not including salad greens). Calories are roughly >300 and approximate protein value is roughly 27-30 gm.
1 Tablespoon Trader Joes peanut satay sauce
1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1-2 packets of splenda (or 1-2 tsp of your favored sweetener)
Additional salt for balance
Red pepper flake for kick
3 oz Trader Joes brand "Just Chicken" (cubed up, skinless, boneless, white meat chicken)
1 oz Trader Joes brand (are you sensing a theme here about where I shop?) Edamame
1 oz red onion or scallions, minced
1/2 oz Shredded carrots
1 oz minced up bell pepper (red or green, tho Panera's salad has red)
5-6 sprigs cilantro, rough chopped
1/2 oz chopped, roasted, salted peanuts
Note: When I make this again, I think I will cut the edamame amount in half, add a smidge of toasted sesame, and then add some La Choy or other brand crunchy noodles to this.