Asian Chicken Salad and Peach Yogurt Pops with Help of Dole

mandarin oranges

I know you guys heard me say this before, but my meals always come out better when I make up my own recipe. My husband also prefers it when I make up the recipes. I’m not sure what I like to experiment with more, dinner or dessert. Actually, I would say baking experimenting is more fun but there is a bigger margin for errors. Baking is a science, so a little mistake in the “formula” can result in a lot of cleaning and extra trash. Therefore, I opted for non-baked dessert.

I like to throw in something new in our dinner menu at least once as week with a nice mix of old favorites. This week has been so yucky, hot and humid. For this reason, I decided to make a fresh and flavorful Asian Chicken Salad and Peach Frozen Yogurt Pops for dessert.
I’ve made the Asian Chicken Salad for us several times before and it is never complete without Dole mandarin oranges. I always have to set aside a bowl of mandarin oranges for me to snack on or add a little more to my salad. (Love those things.)
The Peach frozen yogurt pops were definitely new. This was actually the first time I made yogurt pops. I usually make fruit pops but I wanted to experiment. These were very well received by both of my boys!
The little man found my newly-bought ice pop mold to be a delightful toy…the poor pop mold did not hold up. So off we went to WalMart to buy some dinner supplies and something to make the pops in.

(Check out our shopping trip HERE)

Asian Chicken Salad

Ingredients:
Makes 2 salads
1 tbs vegetable oil
6-8 chicken tenders
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, grated or minced
Salt, pepper

4 cups of salad mix
1/2 cup Dole Mandarin oranges
1/4 cups dry chow mein noodles
2 tbs chopped almonds

2-3 tbs of Asian dressing

Directions:
1. Heat up the oil in a medium pan. Add the grated ginger and garlic, saute until fragrant. Add the chicken tenders and season with salt and pepper. Cook the chicken tenders until golden on each side.

2. Divide the salad mix between the two plates. Layer the chicken on top. Sprinkle with the dry chow mein noodles and almonds. Add some Dole Mandarin oranges.

Peach Frozen Yogurt Pops

Ingredients:

I ended up not using the milk

Makes 3- 7 oz pops
3 Dole Peach fruit cups
1 1/2 cups of fat free plain yogurt
3 tbs honey
1 tbs of juice from the fruit cups

Directions:
1. Drain the juice out of the fruit cups in to a separate cup. Mix the peaches, yogurt, honey and juice in a bowl.

2. Divide the mixture between 3 Dixie cups. Cover each cup with saran wrap, tightly. Carefully stick the wooden sticks in the center. Freeze for at least 4 hours.

Enjoy!!

I can have a lot of fun with the Dole fruit cups. My husband always loved those fruit cups and still does. He even managed to steal a couple while I was cooking and share it with a little guy. I don’t mind since the Dole fruit cups are made with real fruit in 100% fruit juice. As long as they leave me enough!
If you want to learn more be sure to check out Dole fruit cups  on Facebook and Twitter.

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Lyuba


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Comments

  1. What a nice refreshing menu!

  2. Patricia says:

    Everything looks just delicious, and your pictures are great! I am going to try making the Peach Frozen Yogurt Cups this afternoon. Thanks for the idea!

  3. that salad looks delicious!

  4. Recipes we Love says:

    I seem to come to your posts almost daily from other parties…. great minds think a like I guess :) 

  5. Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy says:

    Those peach yogurt pops look amazing! I have all of the ingredients so I’m literally trying them right now! Thanks so much for linking up to a Pinteresting Party!

  6. Susan Sunde says:

    How do you make Asian dressing?  Or is it purchased?  I’ve never seen it on the grocery store shelves.

  7. WillCookForSmiles says:

     I did buy it! I actually saw it in a lot of different brands. I used Ken’s Steak House.

  8. Yummy these are great :)thanks again for linking up …

  9. Mmm, those look great! Thank you for linking up to our Pinteresting Party.

  10. Those both look like perfect for Summer! :)

  11. Charlene@A Pinch of Joy says:

    Asian chicken salad is one of my favorites!  It sounds even better with the yogurt pops — on my list to try.

      Thanks so much for sharing on Busy
    Monday at A Pinch of Joy.  Hope to see
    you again soon! 

  12. this has been featured at this weeks tasty tuesday party. Check it out! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/

  13. These look delicious.  I’d love for you to link up to my party at http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/2012/06/fabulous-friday-link-party-7.html Thanks for sharing the great recipes!

  14. Hi Lyuba,
    Your asian chicken salad and peach yogurt looks so fresh. :)
    I don’t mind eat this every day. LOL.
    Thank you for sharing. :) 
    You can submit your 
    asian chicken salad and peach yogurt  pics on http://www.foodporn.net It is a food (and drink of course) photography site where members can submit all food (and drink of course (again) LOL ) pictures that make readers hungry.
    Well, you know it’s fun to make others hungry (and thirsty)! :D


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