Oriental Chicken Salad with Soy-Ginger Dressing

Refreshing fruit mixed with poached chicken breasts and Chinese noodles make this salad light and delicious. Easy to find, fine egg noodles make a good substitute for the Chinese noodles.



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Ingredients
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    3   ounces 
    dry Chinese egg noodles or fine egg noodles
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    3   tablespoons 
    olive oil or salad oil
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    2   tablespoons 
    lime juice
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    2   tablespoons 
    soy sauce
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    1   teaspoon 
    grated fresh ginger
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    1   
    clove garlic, minced
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    1   
    green onion, chopped
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    2   sprigs 
    fresh parsley
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    1/2  
    lemon, sliced
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    1   pound 
    skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs
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    3   cups 
    torn Boston or Bibb lettuce
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    1   cup 
    red or green sweet pepper, cut into thin strips
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    orange, peeled and sectioned
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    1  8  ounce can 
    bamboo shoots, drained
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    Lime wedges (optional)

Directions
1.
Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain; set aside. (You should have 2 cups.)
2.
Meanwhile, for soy-ginger dressing, in a screw-top jar combine olive oil or salad oil, lime juice, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic. Cover and shake well. Chill dressing until serving time. Shake dressing well before using.
3.
In a 10-inch skillet place green onion, parsley sprigs, and lemon slices. Add enough water to fill to a depth of 1 inch. Bring to boiling; add chicken. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Drain; discard liquid and seasoning. Cool chicken; cut into bite-sized strips.
4.
In a salad bowl combine chicken, Boston lettuce, red or green sweet pepper, orange sections, bamboo shoots, and cooked Chinese noodles. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour or up to 2 hours. To serve, pour soy-ginger dressing over salad. Toss gently to mix. Garnish with lime slices, if desired. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 213, Fat, total (g) 10, chol. (mg) 52, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 14, pro. (g) 18, sodium (mg) 386, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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