Sally's Recipe Of The Week: Asian Ground Chicken Salad

posted by Sally - 

Asian Ground Chicken Salad
Serves 4


I used to make dinner salads all the time, I should bring that back! This is such an easy and healthy dinner. You could use ground turkey or pork but I really like ground chicken.

Here is what you will need.

1

1 pound ground chicken
1/2 seedless cucumber thinly sliced into half moons
1/2 cup chopped onion
10 ounce bag of mixed vegetable slaw
1 TBS grated fresh ginger (I store my peeled ginger in the freezer!)
1 lime
1 TBS fish sauce
1 TBS chili-garlic sauce like Sambal Oelek
1 small bunch of fresh cilantro
1/4 cup chopped roasted-salted peanuts
Kosher salt
1 TBS peanut oil or toasted sesame oil
canola oil

2

Zest the lime.  Put the juice of 1/2 lime in a large glass bowl, add in the peanut oil. Cut the other half into small wedges for serving. Add a pinch of salt and taste it. Add what ever it needs. I used sesame oil because that's what I had. I ended up putting some canola oil in the dressing to make it a little milder.

4

When you like the taste, add the cucumbers into the dressing.

5

Heat a little canola oil in a pan and add onions and season with a little salt. When the onions start to soften, about 5 minutes on medium temperature, add in the ginger and stir for about a minute. 

6

Add in the chicken, season with some salt and pepper and break apart.

7

When chicken is done, add in the fish sauce, Sambal Oelek and lime zest and remove from heat.  Give it a taste and see if it needs more heat, salt, etc.

8

Chop up your peanuts and cilantro. Hang on to a few cilantro sprigs for garnish.

9

Add the bag of slaw and cilantro to the cucumbers.

10

Toss to coat with the dressing.

11

Divide the salad evenly into 4 bowls. Top with chicken mixture and garnish with chopped peanuts and some cilantro leaves.
Lets Eat!

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