1, Mar 2007
grilled chicken salad

A fairly simple salad topped with grilled chicken, with a somewhat asian flavor from sesame oil and peanuts.

one chicken breast, grilled and cut in strips
romaine lettuce (mostly hearts, a few leaves)
tomato, sliced
celery, sliced
roasted unsalted peanuts, ground
sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, hot sweet mustard

grill the chicken on a ridged pan, with little oil and some salt and pepper. lay lettuce etc on a plate. mix oil, vinegar, and mustard in a bowl for dressing and pour over lettuce (reserving a little). top with peanuts (reserving a little). toss. top with the sliced chicken and the rest of dressing and peanuts.
A little dull. The chicken could have used more flavor — probably should be more thoroughly rubbed with some interesting spices. The dressing could also use a little spice in it. A dressing based on nuoc cham might be good here, for a more vietnamese salad (which would also be good with beef or pork in place of the chicken).