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A Peach & Chicken Salad with Oriental Vinaigrette

Peach & Chicken Salad

The other day I needed a quick meal so I tossed together some things I found in the fridge to make a quick salad and it turned out SO delicious that I have to share it. In case you haven’t noticed, goat cheese and pinons (pine nuts) have become essential ingredients in my house. They add a touch of elegance and a funky taste to so many different kinds of dishes!

Peach & Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

  • Mixed greens
  • 1 peach, pit removed, sliced and cut into chunks
  • 1 chicken patty chopped into chunks. I used a breaded chicken patty left over, but you could use a grilled chicken breast or any cooked chicken meat. This is a great way to use leftover chicken!
  • Vidalia or red onion slices
  • Goat cheese crumbles
  • Pine nuts, toasted
  • Oriental vinaigrette (recipe below)

Directions:

  1. Fill your salad bowl about 2/3 – 3/4 full with mixed greens.
  2. Toss on the other ingredients.
  3. Drizzle with oriental dressing

Oriental vinaigrette salad dressing

Ingredients:

  • 2 T. soy sauce
  • 1/2 c. rice vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 2 T. honey
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, chopped fine OR 1/4 t. granulated garlic
  • 1/2 t. ground ginger
  • About 10 drops of sesame oil
  • 1 T. canola oil
  • 1 T. fish sauce
  • 1 T. chinese mustard

Directions:

  1. Pour all ingredients into a bottle and shake well to blend the flavors. Refrigerate.
Peach & Chicken Salad with Oriental Dressing
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9 responses

  1. This is almost exactly what I was planning to make for my own lunch today! I have leftover chicken and the peaches were calling to me too. It sounds delicious!

    August 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm

  2. Ann

    Oh wow that is so funny! It is delicious … I was really surprised how well the different ingredients worked together.

    August 18, 2011 at 4:28 pm

  3. Beautiful ingredients. What a lovely salad!

    August 19, 2011 at 1:32 pm

  4. Yay1 another recipe for the peach round up!
    I love that vinagrette..
    with all the peaches in the fridge..this couldn’t have come at a better time

    August 19, 2011 at 7:41 pm

  5. Ann

    Thank you! :)

    August 19, 2011 at 8:29 pm

  6. I love all types of Asian salads and make many several kinds. Yours looks really yummy, especially adding the peaches!

    August 20, 2011 at 11:53 pm

  7. Wow…another winner!

    August 24, 2011 at 3:18 am

  8. wow this dressing sounds fabulous!!!!

    August 24, 2011 at 6:42 pm

  9. Ali

    Happy Monday! I wanted to thank you for sharing this delicious recipe at Recipe Sharing Monday. You were featured this week!

    The new party is now up and I’d love for you to link up again :)

    August 29, 2011 at 1:05 pm

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