Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dreaming of Summer

Is anyone else (here in the West, anyway) dreaming of summer?  The little bit of sun we've seen every now and then just makes me want for summer even more.  I need sunshine, and it's been hard for me to endure these gray, overcast days.  So, I decided to eat lots of fruits and veggies and at least PRETEND summer is coming somewhere soon around the corner!  Here's what we had for Sunday dinner:

Fresh and tasty!  Winger's Sticky Chicken Salad

Winger's Sticky Chicken Salad (4 servings)
2 heads of Romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
2 chicken breasts, breaded and baked or fried until cooked through (I used a Parmesan chicken recipe and baked them until juices ran clear)
2-3 tomatoes, diced

½ c. cheddar cheese, shredded 
½ red onion, sliced thinly
Ranch dressing
Sticky Dressing:
     2 ½ c. brown sugar
     1/3 c. Franks Hot Sauce

     3 T. corn syrup
     ½ c. apple cider vinegar

Combine all sticky dressing ingredients in sauce pan. Stirring constantly on medium high heat, boil for one to one and a half minutes. If you cook longer than that, the sauce will turn hard like candy. This dressing can be used on salads, wings, chicken, etc. This dressing will stay good in your fridge for weeks, and it makes A LOT.  It also freezes and thaws well. One to two tablespoons on a full plate of salad is PLENTY!

Serve the salad with the ingredients mentioned above (we added mushrooms because we had them and we like them!) and then drizzle with ranch and then the Sticky Dressing (2 T. of the Sticky Dressing is 5 Weight Watchers PointsPlus.) You could also mix the ranch and dressing to make the 'Creamy Amazing Sauce' like at Wingers.

1 comment:

  1. Looks delicious! Thanks for posting the Winger's sauce recipe- my boys will be overjoyed!