Friday, August 15, 2008

Healthy Shredded Chicken Salad

We have high 95F (35C) again today!

Last night, I had a good time with my friends. I got ambitious!!! I thought I need to try something new when I have time. Now I am thinking of signing up for a course that I wanted to take for a long time. I'm going to attend an orientation session the week after next... will see!

Today I will translate my gorgeous award-winning chicken salad recipe :) I won a prize at Pietro dressing - green (tasty soy sauce and grated onion based dressing that contains less oil and calories) contest before.

Healthy Shredded Chicken Salad

Difficulty: Easy
Time: 15min
Number of servings: 2-3

200g (7oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breast
* a pinch of salt
* 1 tbsp. sake
100g (3.5oz.) cabbage
40g (1.5oz.) cucumber
25g (1oz.) carrot
5 aojiso (perilla)
1 tomato
thin onion slices
toasted black sesame seeds
fat-free dressing of your choice

1. In a heat-resistant container, rub A on chicken breast. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on Medium 500 W (50-60%) for about 3 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then shred.
2. Cut cabbage, cucumber, carrot, and aojiso into thin strips, immerse them in ice water to make them crisp.
3. Slice tomato and place on a plate, put vegetable strips (2.) and shredded chicken (1.) on top, then sprinkle thin onion slices and toasted black sesame seeds.
4. Serve with fat-free dressing of your choice.

My original recipe in Japanese is here.

You know what!? I just searched about the course I said I wanna take and found that it is extremely expensive compared to the other similar qualifications. Some people say that this association gathers the money for their operational costs :(
I think I need to search more before I decide...

Okay, have a good weekend ;)

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  1. Your salad looks good Ochi! No wonder you won a prize.

    Seems all classes are expensive these days. I was thinking on an online course, but it's also very expensive. I would to take a writing course someday!

  2. Hi jo!

    Thanks for coming. I am glad to hear that you like my salad :)

    Yes. Right... I agree with you. All classes are very expensive. But I'm sure it will change something in yourself. Knowing what you didn't know is better than not starting anything. I think I am saying this to myself. This week, I had a lot of time thinking about myself!

  3. You are right Ochi, always room for improvement or knowledge. If we quit learning, we quit growing in our intelligence and wisdom.

  4. Good morning jo!

    I can't say it loud, but I have nothing to learn at my current job... Sometimes I get stressful, but sometimes I give up and think that I am fortunate that I have a job... the latter thought is very unaspiring :(

    This year, I changed a little by starting this blog. Yes. I will start something that I want to do and hope I can find something that I satisfy and have the capacity to do something good for others.

    I have to find my own identity now...

  5. Konichiwa Ochi,

    I totally understand, I've been there hating my job too! I'm still trying to figure out who I want to be, maybe I never will!

    Hope you find something you love to do, there are other jobs you can seek! :)

  6. Ohayo jo!

    I think you will if you try to, but I thought you already knew that!

    I really don't know whether it is my job that I need to change... because I want to keep what I like to do as my hobby, not further. My job is totally different from my hobby and that's kind of comfortable sometimes, you know...


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