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Sometimes ginger can be an overpowering flavor but I love using it in recipes. This Ginger Chicken Salad recipe makes it the key flavor profile. When I think of ginger, I think of the zesty springtime flavor and the vegetables and greens that it normally accompanies. I tested out this new recipe with my family and they loved the flavor.
Springtime means it is time to plan lots of yummy vegetables in the garden that we can cook with. I love this time of year because the weather gets warm and the kids love to help us in the garden. We change out our garden menu each year with stuff that we loved from last year but to also change up the things that didn’t work out. We had broccoli and corn that did really well last year but the tomatoes didn’t do as well this year because the corn hogged the nutrients and sunlight. So we build our garden out differently each year. This year, we are going to test out some root vegetables to see how they do and I might leave a little place for some ginger.
For this recipe I used Naturally Fresh® Ginger Dressing, which is free from artificial flavors, colors and preservatives, to marinate the chicken as well as in the salad itself. Cooking the chicken with the Ginger dressing on it amplified the flavor.It is made with sweet carrots and zesty ginger so it has a great balance and also gives it a deep orange color without artificial colors. Naturally Fresh is a line of high-quality, home-style salad dressings and dips that you can find in the produce refrigerator section.
I love the Ranch dressing also. I used it in my Buffalo Sliders!
Ginger Chicken Salad
What you will need
- 1 lb chicken cubed
- Naturally Fresh Ginger Dressing
- 1 head of Napa cabbage
- 2-3 carrots shredded
- 1 package of ramen noodles
- Sesame seeds
- Pour enough dressing over the cubed chicken to coat it. Let sit for at least 10 minutes.
- Saute chicken in pan until cooked.
- Cut napa cabbage thin and wash in a salad spinner
- Add shredded carrots.
- Break up ramen noodles into small pieces and sprinkle into salad
- Add chicken and a few tablespoons of ginger dressing. You don’t want the salad to be swimming in dressing, just lightly covered. A little goes a long way, ginger is strong!
- Sprinkle the salad with sesame seeds.
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