Friday, October 10, 2008

Oriental Chicken Salad

This is another one of Maren's gems. Just don't try to burn your house down while toasting the peanuts, sunflower seeds and raman noodles. Enjoy!
3 boiled chicken breasts (cubed)
1 head shredded Green Cabbage, or you can do one package of coleslaw cabbage
½ cup almond slivers (I used peanuts)
¼ cup sunflower seeds
2 packages Oriental Flavored Raman Noodles
1 bunch chopped green onions
2 Tbs cider vinegar (or you can use rice vinegar)
1/3 c sugar
2 Tbs soy sauce
2 packages of Raman Flavoring
3/4 cup olive oil
Break the packages of Raman noodles, put on cookie sheet with sunflower seeds and almonds toast for 15 minutes. Mix together with shredded cabbage, green onions, and cubed chicken. Mix together dressing and combine. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour and serve cool. Again makes a lot so you can halve.
*it seriously makes a ton, we will have leftovers for the next week.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Maren gave me this recipe a couple years ago and it is definitely one of our favorites. Plus it is seriously quick and easy, the hardest part is waiting 20 minutes for it to simmer.
-1/2 onion chopped
-1 green bell pepper chopped
-4 cups chicken broth
-2 cans cream of chicken soup
-3 cooked chicken breasts shredded
-1/2 cup medium picante sauce
-1/2 tsp. salt
-1/2 tsp. pepper
-1/2 tsp. chili powder or chili pepper
Put a little butter in the bottom of your sauce pan and sauté the onion and pepper until soft. Then add everything else and simmer 20 minutes.
Crush tortilla chips in the bottom of a bowl. Pour soup over the chips and grated cheese (sour cream is optional). Makes 4-6 bowls of soup