Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Well, this is another secret Hellman family recipe. I've been a bit busy with school and work (even working some OT), so my posts are behind. This is just a quick little tease =). I have a few actual recipes to post, but those will have to wait until another time.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Orange Teriyaki Chicken Salad

Greg and I have been craving fresh food for a while. I think our bodies are ready for summer! Since the oranges are perfect right now, we took advantage of them. I saw a similar recipe in a fitness magazine. Their protein was fish, and they stir-fried kale to go with it. Greg doesn't really like kale, and I don't really like fish, so we just borrowed the orange teriyaki sauce.

This was a delicious salad, and very filling! I actually couldn't finish mine. I think this would also be really good in a wrap, but maybe leaving out the orange slices. They would have to go on the side.

Recipe: Serves 2

3-4 chicken breast tenders - cut into bite size pieces
1 orange - zested and then sectioned
1 cucumber, sliced
1 bell pepper (though I used half of a yellow and half of a red) - cut into strips
ready to eat spinach
2 tbs teriyaki sauce
zest of one orange
extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp vinegar
2 tsp orange juice
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

-Add extra virgin olive oil and teriyaki sauce to a medium hot skillet. Add orange zest and stir until fragrant. Not quite a minute. Add the chicken. Stir often. The liquid will for a sauce. You may need to add a bit of flour at the end to make it all come together. Takes about 5 minutes to cook.

-Whisk together the vinegar, orange juice and olive oil for your dressing.

-Combine all ingredients.