Monday, 31 May 2010

Chicken Mushroom Salad

This is something I whipped up some time ago when we all felt like a healthy lunch. You all know about my love for mushrooms and how the family loves them too. Both my boy and girl love anything with corn in it and The Lovely Wife just adores anything that has to do with vegetables - especially if the word Salad is in it.

Salads are always great to have on a hot day - which is practically every day in Malaysia. The thing about salads is that you can eat a lot of it and not feel guilty. Aside from that, its really nutritious and wholesome and best of all it doesnt take long to make!

The real beauty about a salad is that you can add anything and everything to it and it tastes just great. To add more body to my salad, I added in some chicken.
This is what I did:

200g chicken breast - sliced
200g brown mushrooms - sliced
1 onion - sliced
1 clove garlic - chopped
1 tsp oregano
1 Head Lettuce Leaves
1 Orange Capsicum - sliced
1 Red Capsicum - sliced
1 Cucumber -sliced
1 tin corn

Sautee the garlic and onion and then add in the oregano. Put in the the mushrooms and chicken and cook till tender. Season with salt and pepper.
On a separate plate, combine the lettuce leaves, cucumber, capsicum and corn. Arrange the chicken on top and toss before serving.

Very tasty and very wholesome. I didnt add any dressing but you could add in a little vinagrette dressing if you like. The mild flavours from the chicken and mushroom provided enough of a dressing for me and you could get the real taste and flavour of the vegetables.

Fresh, crunchy, tasty and perfect for a quick meal!


bellini valli said...

Permanent salad days are coming Dharm. It has been a wet and cool Spring here in the Okanagan which is unusuall but living in a semi-desert we can always use rain.

Jamie said...

Oh, this looks great! I used to whip up yummy salads like this but it has been too long. Thanks for the idea!

maybelle's mom said...

I have never met a kid who doesn't like corn. Looks good

vialentino said...

hi hi...nice mushroom ur foodie site...nice nice

MrOrph said...

i like the combination of ingredients here Dharm. we just got a fresh load of corn from the FM this morning. a little roast on the corn and maybe some herbage vinagrette, and i think this is a winner!

giz said...

Isn't it wonderful when you can look in the fridge and find odds and ends and make a unique and wonderful salad.


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