I know this will sound strange and I have said it before, but my boys love salads.  So, I try to make a couple meals a week a salad. I have made this salad for years and years and have given the recipe to a million people.  It is just a good go-to easy weeknight salad that is healthy and filling.  

It is also a great way to “empty out” your refrigerator and sneak in some veggies for your family.  Use whatever you have on hand-do not make a special trip to the grocery store if you realize you forgot something. There really is nothing worse than the grocery store at 5pm. 
Here is the Broccoli Slaw I use


Chinese Chicken Salad

Serve 4-5

1 bag of coleslaw (omit the dressing packet)
1 bag of shredded broccoli mix
1/2 bag shredded carrots
1 bag sugar snap peas, blanched or steamed in the microwave in one of those fancy steam bags.  
1/2 bag bean sprouts
1 packet Chicken flavored Ramen noodles, crushed (hold on to seasoning for dressing)
3 Tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 rotisserie chicken, shredded


1/2 cup canola oil
4 Tablespoons cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 seasoning packet of from the Ramen noodles

In a mason jar or tupperware container with a lid mix the dressing ingredients.  

In a large salad bowl combine all salad ingredients.  Toss with dressing.


1-If you like your dressing more on the tangy side then add more vinegar when mixing. 
2-If you have a wonderful Asian dressing use that if you don't have the ingredients for the homemade dressing. And tell me what that favorite dressing is!!!