- Servings: 4-6
|2 cups||Cooked Brown Rice, cooled|
|1 Tbsp||Sesame Oil|
|1 Tbsp||Soy Sauce|
|1 tsp||Lemon Juice|
|11 oz. can||Mandarin Orange Segments, drained and patted dry|
|2 Tbsp||Sesame Seeds|
|1½ cups||Coleslaw Mix|
|1½ cups||Frozen Asian-style Mixed Vegetables, thawed and patted dry|
|2 cups||Cooked, shredded chicken (such as rotisserie|
|⅓ – ½ cup||Lite Asian-style Salad Dressing|
|⅓ cup||Crispy Chow Mein Noodles|
In a medium bowl, toss rice with sesame oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, and oranges; arrange in a ring on a platter. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top of the rice. Wipe out the bowl and place coleslaw mix, mixed vegetables, chicken, and dressing to taste; mix well. Place the mixture in the center of the rice ring. Sprinkle with chow mein noodles and serve immediately.
I created this salad in honor of Chinese New Year--it combines flavors from traditional Chinese takeout favorites, but in a much more healthful way. I love both sesame chicken and orange chicken, but I don't like the extra calories in the deep-fried versions. So, instead, I put together a salad that showcases the bold flavors of both dishes, but is also packed with lean protein, whole grains, vitamins, and very few calories. It is light, nutritious, and very satisfying!