Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Quick and Easy Thai Chicken Salad and The Sunshine Award

This recipe for Quick and Easy Thai Chicken Salad was posted a couple of months ago on a blog I follow - Crumbs and Chaos. This is an amazing blog written by four sisters, you can always find something yummy, quick and easy for dinner!
I made a couple of changes out of necessity - I used orange ginger sauce mixed with peanut butter because our local store did not have Thai peanut sauce; I changed red pepper strips to petite carrots because I do not eat bell pepper of any color. I also added broccoli just because I had some in the fridge, in the future I would not do this, the raw broccoli made this not so great for the hubby. It was soo easy to make and in my opinion super yummy, a definite keeper without the broc!

4 cups packaged coleslaw mix (half of a 16 oz pkg)
1 cup broccoli florets
15-20 petite carrots
1/4 cup Asian sesame dressing
1/4 cup orange ginger sauce
1 1/4 cups cooked chicken, chopped (I used a 7.5 oz pkg carving board rotisserie chicken)
1 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
1 green onion, chopped
2 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
1 lime, quartered

In large bowl combine slaw mix, broccoli, carrots and sesame dressing.
Set aside. In small bowl combine orange ginger sauce and peanut butter till well blended (heat in microwave for 15 to 30 seconds to make this easier).
In medium bowl combine the chicken with the ginger peanut butter sauce. Divide the slaw mix between two plates. Top each with half the chicken, green onion and cilantro.
Serve with lime. Enjoy.

I received this wonderful Sunshine Award from Jamie at Love Bakes Good Cakes. I am so flattered that she picked me as one of her ten to pass this award on to! Thank you Jamie for thinking my blog worthy of this award. Check out her blog, she has some amazing recipes - like this Zuppa Toscana Soup, can't wait for cooler weather to try this!
The Sunshine Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. The recipients of the Sunshine Award are: "Bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere." The way the award works is this: Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them. Answer 10 questions about yourself. Select 10 of your favorite bloggers, link their blogs to your post and let them know they have been awarded the Sunshine Award! Don't forget to copy and paste the award on your blog!

Ten Questions:

1. Favorite Color: Teal

2. Favorite Animal: Dog

3. Favorite Number: 7

4. Favorite Drink: Half Sweet Tea/Half Lemonade

5. Facebook or Twitter: Facebook - I don't even have a twitter account, one social network is enough to keep up with.

6. Good Book or a Good Movie: As much as I love a good book I'll have to say Good Movie since that is something I can enjoy with my wonderful hubby!

7. My Passion: This is a tough one - I am passionate about my faith, my family and creating. Now the creating part my interest in what I am creating may change - food, jewelry, cross stitch - but the act of creating, whatever it may be, is what I am passionate about.

8. Giving or Getting Presents: Giving! Particularly to children, their excitement is contagious!

9. Favorite Day of the Year: Easter! Celebrating the Resurrection of my Lord and Savior and spending time with the family without all the expectations that tend to be attached to other family holidays.

10. Favorite Flowers: Red Roses! or Pink!

Now for the REALLY hard part, picking just 10 blogs from all the amazing blogs I visit regularly! The 10 blogs I am sending the Sunshine Award to, in no particular order:


  1. I apologize for the crazy appearance of this post, it is beyond me why it did that.

  2. I hated trying to pick only 10 blogs! There are way too many good ones! Your chicken salad sounds tasty! A nice way to mix up a classic! I love those kind of recipes :) The weekend is coming up - I hope you have a blessed one!

  3. Thanks for sending the Sunshine award our way! So glad you enjoyed this salad. It's one of my favorite quick lunches!

  4. Oh my goodness, you just made my date! Thanks so much!! And your salad looks great (I actually LOVE broccoli, so I would definitely add that in!)!

  5. I have to laugh. I was just about to give you this award and I saw someone beat me to it. Know that I was thinking of you. I enjoy your blog very much.

  6. Thank you! I'll work on my questions and picking blogs this weekend. It's hard!

  7. Thanks so much for presenting me with this award! I am honored and will be happy to pass it on. Love that salad! Looks fab!

  8. Thanks again for giving me the Sunshine Award:) What fun I had making my picks.

    Terry, when you get a chance, pop over to check out my pick of bloggers who I passed the Sunshine Award to.


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