General Tso Chicken Salad – Guest Post from Mom’s Test Kitchen

As I am easing back into the whole blogging thing, I have a few foodie friends taking an occasional turn in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips kitchen.  I can’t thank them enough.  Head on over to Pinterest, too, where I will be pinning all of these awesome recipes on my Guest Posts board, plus my Inspiration boards!

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Today I’d like to introduce Jaime from Mom’s Test Kitchen, who is bringing General Tso Chicken Salad!  You know I loves me some salads, so I have to try this one!

General Tso Chicken Salad - Guest Post from Mom's Test Kitchen | #salad #chicken

This has to go on the menu soon!  You can find Jaime on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, BlogLovin’, Instagram, and StumbleUpon

Take it away, Jaime…5

I’m so excited to be here guest posting for Brianne! I absolutely adore her & her blog! And I’m so happy to be able to help her out while she is enjoying spending all her time with her precious new little one!!  So let me introduce myself real quick ~ I’m Jaime, the wife and momma behind Mom’s Test Kitchen, my little space in the blog-o-sphere where I share the recipes I make for my family. You won’t find anything too fancy over in my kitchen, just good simple recipes that a mom can make while stepping around a 2 year old & her puppy!

As the mom of a 2 year old, I’m always searching for quick fix dinners or simple lunches that I can eat during nap time.  This chicken fits perfectly for quick & easy.  Plus its so versatile!  Instead of a salad, you could very easily use the chicken to make sandwiches, lettuce wraps, use it in simple pasta or rice dishes, even on top of an Asian inspired pizza!  The possibilities are endless!
General Tso Chicken Salad - Guest Post from Mom's Test Kitchen | #salad #chicken


General Tso Chicken Salad
An Asian inspired chicken salad that could also be used to make sandwiches, lettuce wraps, in simple pasta or rice dishes, even on top of pizza.
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4
  • 1 & ½ pounds 
chicken, cooked & shredded
  • 1 package (4.2 ounces) 
Simply Asia General Tso Stir Fry Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons 
brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons 
orange juice
  • 2 cloves
 minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon 
ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon 
crushed red pepper flakes
  • favorite salad ingredients
  1. Mix stir fry sauce, brown sugar, orange juice, garlic, ginger, and red pepper in medium saucepan until well blended. Bring to a low boil on medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar.
  2. Toss the shredded chicken with the sauce until well coated.
  3. Using your favorite salad ingredients, build a salad. Top with chicken ~ I used about ⅓ - ½ cup of chicken for each bowl of salad.
For my salad, I used romaine lettuce, cucumber slices, chicken, chow mein noodles & green onions. The chicken has enough flavor and sauce that you don't have to have a salad dressing if you don't want one.


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Thanks Jaime!  Sounds and looks super-yummy!

If you like this salad, here are a few of my favorites:

Romaine “Wedge” Salad with Hot Maple Bacon Dressing


“Greek” Chicken Caesar Salad with Polenta Croutons


Fruity Summer Shrimp Salad with Strawberry Lime Poppyseed Vinaigrette


Grilled Steak and Mango Salad with Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing


Plus some awesome salads from my foodie friends:

Find more on my Salad Inspiration Pinterest board.

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  1. says

    Brianne — hope you are thoroughly enjoying your maternity leave! Just yesterday I met my friends’ little one month old. Babies sure are amazing!

    Jaime — I love this salad! We went through a heat wave the last week and can’t get enough salads at the moment. This is definitely on the list for hearty dinner salads that we must try!

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