Warm Chicken Salad

Many times when I shoot food for the blog, I go the extra mile (maybe even 10 more extra miles) to label, package, and present the food..sometimes the recipes are complicated and I have an image I want to produce so I go out of my way to get the exact image I want..BUT most of the time (on a day to day basis) I eat very simple things. Really not sitting around eating truffles and caviar all day if that is what you are thinking.

DSC_0672

 

 

For dinner I like a hearty, warm salad without the carbs. I usually saute chinese cabbage tips (bok choy), even though I am not Chinese this is like, my favorite vegetable- this and snow pea leaves..which are also common in Chinese cuisine…. So much better than Spinach in my opinion. I also serve this with some grilled chicken in my marinade (longer it sits the better). Everyone has their special ‘marinade’ right? For chicken at least…

 

Grilled chicken.

DSC_0385

For the cabbage I start off with hot olive oil and garlic…then I add the raw cabbage right away.

DSC_0678

DSC_0687

Salt the veggies, and add any sauces you like. I like it without anything, just olive oil and garlic.

DSC_0699

DSC_0729

DSC_0733

DSC_0738

There will be some amazing broth from the veggies as they wilt in the wok, add that too.

DSC_0761

DSC_0768

Chicken should be very juicy, I like to use a combination of white and dark meat…white meat is fine but all the flavor is in the dark meat…and dark meat is juicier.

DSC_0782

DSC_0789

DSC_0793

DSC_0803

DSC_0804

More soon! Thanks for reading.