Showing posts with label thai. Show all posts
Showing posts with label thai. Show all posts

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:

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thai Chicken Pasta

Found this yummy sounding recipe for Thai Chicken Pasta a couple of months ago over at The Blonde Muse. When mixing the sauce I had a little touch of doubt as to how it was going to turn out and completely forgot to take pictures until it was completely done and ready to serve. My doubts by the way were TOTALLY unfounded. This was even better than I thought it would be when I originally pinned it. Just goes to show that you should stick with your first impression! I cooked more chicken than this recipe called for so I increased the other ingredients accordingly.

5 oz linguine
3/4 cup salsa
3 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 Tbsp orange juice
2 1/4 tsp honey
1 1/2 tsp hoisin sauce
1 1/2 cup cooked chicken
roasted salted peanuts and fresh snipped cilantro for garnish

Cook linguine according to directions on package. Meanwhile, in microwave safe dish mix together salsa, peanut butter, orange juice, honey and hoisin sauce.
Cover an heat on high for one minute, stir and heat for an additional 30 seconds. Add chicken and heat through. Drain linguine and serve topped with chicken mixture.
Garnish with peanuts and cilantro. Enjoy!

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