Lazy Girl’s Barefoot Bloggers Lunch

by jerseygirl on April 9, 2009 · 22 comments

Today is the day that Barefoot Bloggers get together and blog about an Ina Garten recipe. This Thursday’s pick was Chinese Chicken Salad by Kenzie’s Kitchen. As simple as the recipe was, I made it even easier. Instead of making the dressing, I used Trader Joe’s sesame soy ginger vinaigrette. I don’t think Ina would be proud of me, however the dressing was quite good and also fat free with no preservatives. I really don’t think you can beat that. So I threw the few other ingredients together and had a quick, delicious lunch. If you would like the original recipe, go here. If you are feeling a little lazy today, like me, follow the instructions below. Did I mention, my kids are on spring break and I slept until 9am this morning? Ina, please don’t hate me!

Chinese Chicken Salad For One

1 cup cooked chicken, shredded

4 asparagus spears, blanched and cut in thirds

1/4 cup sliced sweet peppers

1 TBS chopped scallions

2 to 4 TBS Asian dressing

1 tsp sesame seeds

In a small bowl, mix together chicken, asparagus, peppers, scallions and enough dressing depending on taste. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and refrigerate for a few hours before serving if desired.

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Aggie April 9, 2009 at 7:26 pm

Yum Lisa…looks great! I so wish I had a Trader Joes!

I also wish my kids would let me sleep till 9am!! Enjoy the rest of your break and happy Easter!!


Leslie April 9, 2009 at 9:50 pm

9 am??? I am jealous. I cant wait for the day that I can sleep in!!
Looks like a yummy lunch


Sara April 9, 2009 at 10:00 pm

I have always wanted to try this one, I like your modified version 🙂


HoneyB April 10, 2009 at 5:39 am

I’m totally impressed your kids let you sleep that long. ;o)

The chicken salad looks delish!


kat April 10, 2009 at 9:36 am

I bet even Ina has lazy days where she uses store bought dressing

Reply April 10, 2009 at 9:45 am

Sometimes you just have to do what’s easiest! Looks yummy.


Dawn April 10, 2009 at 10:31 am

Doesn’t it feel good to sleep in? Feel like a new person.
You and Aggie made these wonderful salads. Looks so good Lisa!


Elra April 10, 2009 at 10:55 am

I like that idea, salad for one, this is perfect for lunch because I mostly by myself at home during lunch time.


Pam April 10, 2009 at 11:11 am

I love Trader Joe’s sesame dressing. I haven’t slept in until 9 since I had children. Your healthier version of this salad looks great.


The Food Hunter April 10, 2009 at 11:58 am

Sleeping in sounds awesome..and that chicken salad look delicious.


Katrina April 10, 2009 at 2:38 pm

That looks yummy and seems so simple. I really gotta remember stuff like this. I really need to go eat some lunch. I really want this for lunch! 😉


Penny April 11, 2009 at 9:39 am

I wish I had a Trader Joe’s nearby. I always stock up there when we visit the kids. Will look for the dressing next time. Your salad looks yummy!


That Girl April 11, 2009 at 3:10 pm

If you’re not going homemade, TJs is definitely the way to go!


Dragon April 11, 2009 at 10:41 pm

This looks so delicious. Yum!


mikky April 12, 2009 at 3:01 am

sleep in? that’s me… great and healthy lunch 🙂 happy easter… 🙂


Stacey Snacks April 13, 2009 at 9:22 am

You will crack up laughing:
I swear I had a post for this week called Lazy Leftover Lunch, made with Trader Joe’s Sesame dressing!
I will post it another time now!
That is WEIRD!!!!!!!!!


Cynthia April 13, 2009 at 10:08 am

Bless you! You got to sleep in until 9! Much deserved!


Bridgett April 13, 2009 at 11:21 am

This looks fantastic!


Debbie April 13, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Lisa, it looks delicious. My youngest was on spring break last week. Tomorrow we start back to our school routine all over again till June!!!


Culinary Cory April 14, 2009 at 10:16 am

I just love this recipe. So simple and so delicious.


Maria April 14, 2009 at 12:23 pm

What a great salad for Spring!


Suzie April 17, 2009 at 7:21 am

Nothing wrong with the path of least resistance!


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