Sunday, 18 November 2012

Moroccan Chicken Salad with Rice - Thanksgiving Leftovers #SundaySupper


Happy Sunday!  We have reached the third weekend of November and for those who are from the United States are celebrating Thanksgiving in another few days.  Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November.  Thanksgiving had roots in religious and cultural tradition.

I am glad to be part of the Sunday Supper team that have explored me to many of their celebrations in the United States.  Honestly, I have no idea what is "Thanksgiving" before this.  What I know all families will cook a feast for this celebration.

This Sunday, our Sunday Supper team was given a theme - Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes.  I am sure every house will have loads of leftover food from the celebration and how are you going to manage them?  Lets find out from how the Sunday Supper team has to suggest.  This Sunday is hosted by Nicole Cook from Daily Dish Recipes.  I named her as "superwoman" as she always very good in multi-tasking responsibilities as a writer, blogger, mother and also as a "Triberr Consultant" to Sunday Supper Team.....LOL!

I have done some online research for Leftovers recipes and I falls to this recipe called Moroccan Chicken Salad.  I love this salad that goes with cooked rice.  I am sure this recipe    favor to Asian taste too.  If you have leftovers of roasted chicken, it will be perfect!  The flavored shredded chicken meat goes well with the spices (ground cinnamon and cayenne peppers) and also the sour taste of dressing combined from the lemon and orange juice....YUM! 

Hope you'll like my idea with leftover roasted chicken and Happy Thanksgiving!

INGREDIENTS
2 cups cooked rice
2 cups shredded cooked chicken (preferable from leftover roasted chicken)
2 cups shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped scallions
Some chopped salad greens
1/4 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup orange juice
3 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
3 tsp olive oil
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp cayenne pepper
Salt and ground pepper to taste
Some fresh salad greens to serve with
Some red chili, cut into tiny strips to garnish



DIRECTIONS

1.     Combine rice, chicken, carrots, scallions, chopped salad greens in a large bowl or
        container.


2.     Mix or whisk together chicken broth, orange juice, lemon juice, cilantro, olive oil, ground
        cinnamon, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper in a separate bowl.

3.     Toss dressing with the rice mixture, serve with some salad greens and add on with
         garnishing.





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38 comments:

  1. Such a flavorful and colorful salad Faye! Good year round, not just with leftovers!

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    1. Thanks so much Paula! It turns out good and am satisfied with it. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  2. I absolutely love this recipe. I am always experimenting with new flavors and ideas. Bookmarking for sure!

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    1. Haha...you are just like me Megan, like to try new thing! Thanks so much!

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  3. May I just say ... yum! This would be great with leftover turkey too.

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    1. Yes, agree with you, the turkey meat is good too!

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  4. This looks amazing! So colorful, and what a great use of the leftovers.

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    1. Thank you Erin, it does taste good too!

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  5. Your photos are gorgeous and that salad sounds amazing!

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  6. Looks tasty - I'd say the addition of a little cumin would kick it up a Moroccan notch!

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    1. Agree with you Amanda, I should try it out, thank you for your suggestion!

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  7. Stunning colors! What a gorgeous and delicious recipe!

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    1. Thank you Veronica, I like the color combination too!

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  8. This salad is beautiful and sounds delicious. This would be a great lunch for the day after Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thank you Heather, hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  9. Fresh, bold and unique! Great use of Thanksgiving leftovers!

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    1. Thank you Susan, glad you like them!

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  10. I love the flavors in this. Pinning for sure!

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    1. Thank you Bobbi and happy pinning!

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  11. What a great looking salad and recipe!

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    1. Thank you for your wine pairing!

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  12. Moroccan salad sounds fantastic SeetFei!! Love the idea of using leftover chicken and create a wonderful dish like this :)

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    1. Thank you Soni, hope you like it!

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  13. I've never had rice salad, but I may have to try this dish! Beautiful photos also!

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    1. The rice is the salad attracted me to try this recipe. Thank you Amy!

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  14. Yay moroccan food! I love this kind of stuff

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    1. You are not alone,Sarah! Me too :-)

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  15. Fabulous salad! I love Moroccan flavors.

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    1. Thanks Dara, I shall try more Moroccan food!

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  16. Oh wow this salad sounds amazing, definitely on the must try list for my leftovers this year. It would be great for our pack lunches

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    1. Great idea Laura! I shall do that too.

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  17. Another great salad recipe for my diet. Minus the rice. But I love the flavors! I love it!

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    1. Haha....Sarah, yes, minus the rice will be a great diet meal. Thanks so much!

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  18. That salad looks beautiful! I love that it's not going to taste like leftovers but a whole new meal!

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    1. Thanks Anne! You are right you can prepare it like a whole new meal too!

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  19. This would be marvelous with our leftover turkey, too...so fresh and colorful! Beautiful dish!!!

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  20. Thank you Lizzy! It taste good too!

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