I’ve been known to sing silly songs. I make up my own lyrics and improvise where my mind draws a blank…. isn’t that part of the creative process? Either way I think of David Bowie’s song “Changes” everytime I eat or make Chinese Chicken Salad…. I like to say “Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Chinese Chicken Salad” in the same way he sings “Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes.” Anything to get my Bowie fix for the day. Picture me on this hot day in a pair of cut off Levi’s (very 70’s) with the little strings hanging, an old Ziggy Stardust t-shirt eating my Chinese Chicken Salad filled with mandarin oranges, ramen and almonds!
Ingredients for Chinese Chicken Salad:
1 – head of green cabbage (chopped)
1 – bunch of cilantro (just the leaves are needed)
7 – stalks of Dole green onion
1 1/2 – cups sliced almonds
1 – cup of Dole mandarin oranges
3/4 – cup grated carrot
Favorite Chinese Chicken Salad dressing
1 – package of instant ramen noodles (crushed and uncooked)
Left over grilled or rotisserie chicken pieces (2 to 3 cups)
Cut cabbage in half then slice cabbage very thinly, until all is sliced. Add to a big bowl. Wash cilantro and add leaves to the cabbage bowl.
Next cut off the stringy ends of the green onions and a small portion of the green ends. Then thinly slice and add to the cabbage bowl. Pour almonds on top of green onion. Mix well.
Add mandarin oranges, carrots, and salad dressing. Mix well.
Then top with ramen, and chicken and give it a final mix.