Thursday, September 3, 2009

Lemon Chicken Chow Mein Salad

I’m sorry to have caused concern and consternation, amazingly, the way things have been going this year, I have not been ill, just busy with other things. My good friend Vicki (see Victoria’s comment on the last post), called me the other day and told me I needed to get back blogging as you guys were missing me. I’ve missed y’all, too, so thanks for the kick up the bum, Vicki. :-)Anyway, we have a long weekend coming up, and I have nothing planned, so I’ll be visiting with you real soon.

In the meantime, I'll leave you all with this scrummy salad recipe, and hope you all have a fabulous weekend.

Lemon Chicken Chow Mein Salad


2 chicken breasts
Juice from ½ a lemon
Black pepper, to taste
A drizzle of olive oil
1/2 a package (about 3 ounces) chow mein noodles
A handful of sugar snap peas, (about 4 ounces) halved lengthways
½ yellow (red or orange) pepper, thinly sliced
A handful of beansprouts
A couple of sprigs of fresh basil, leaves removed and torn

Salad Dressing

3 tablespoons olive oil
Zest and juice of ½ a lemon
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • Pre-heat BBQ grill to low.
  • Brush a large piece of heavy-duty foil with olive oil. Place chicken on foil, drizzle with the juice from ½ a lemon, and add a couple of grinds of black pepper. Seal foil loosely around chicken.
  • Place chicken on BBQ and cook to desired doneness. Remove from foil a few minutes before end of cooking time and brown a little on the bars.
  • Meanwhile, cook chow mein noodles according to package directions, transfer noodles to a colander, rinse under cold water and allow to drain.
  • While noodles drain, prepare the dressing. In a small bowl mix all ingredients together and whisk lightly with a fork.
  • Divide noodles between 2 bowls, throw in the sugar snap peas, peppers, bean sprouts and basil. Pour a little of the dressing into each bowl and toss lightly to coat.
  • Slice the chicken breasts and arrange on top of the salad. Drizzle with remaining dressing and serve.


Paula said...

She lives! So glad to see you back! Vicki did a good thing with that well placed kick! :-) Love the salad, especially with that creamy salad dressing!

Jason said...

Welcome back! The dish looks so yummy, perfect for a warm summer evening!

Cheryl said...

Well Jan glad to see you have NOT fallen off the face of the earth! I have missed you! This little salad looks really yummy!

Sophie from Sophies Foodie files said...

Welcome back!! We missed you!!

I love your yummie salad!!

Pam said...

I was starting to worry about you! I am so glad all is well and you are back to blogging. This dish looks AMAZING! Bookmarked.

Chicken said...

This gave me a chuckle- reminded me of all the squabbles between the Debra and Marie characters from "Everybody Loves Raymond"!
This recipe sounds delicious, I have to make this! and I looooove fall too! and I completely agree with Cheryl --the smell of autumn is aamazing. hope classes are going well!

Lynda said...

You are back! You have been missed, but you brought us a really delicious looking dish! I'm bookmarking this one as my hubby will love it!

Karine said...

This salad sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing! :)

Donna-FFW said...

I did indeed miss you and this dish looks fantastic!! Nicely nicely done!

Paula said...

Come back, Jan! :-)

Pam said...


I got my magazines. Thank you so much for mailing them to me. It's pretty cool seeing my picture and recipe in there.

Hope all is well.

Jason said...

You're avoiding me again...are you secretly dating other bloggers and not giving me the "dear John" letter? Summer is gone, fall is here... would love to see what's cooking in your kitchen :)

Paula said...

I'm sending out a search party ... hope all is well.

Mick said...

I promise you she's still cooking lots of delightful fare, just not blogging.

Hang on, I'll get out the pointed stick..................... :-)


James said...

Hello, Can you post more recipes for my chicken menu? I love chicken and I want to cook chicken in a new and different way.

Jonathan said...

Thank you for the recipe .. I copied it and I will try to serve that in my mother's birthday. She loves chicken and I want her to taste that kind of salad. Thanks