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Food on Fridays with Ann
A few pieces of leftover chicken remained in a container in the fridge. I reached for coleslaw mix (bagged shredded cabbage and carrots) to make a salad and noticed the chicken—suddenly, I was hit with an idea.
I diced the chicken into tiny bits, tossed it into a skillet along with enough coleslaw mix to fill a bowl, cooking in about a teaspoon of sesame oil until the cabbage was lightly cooked, retaining some crunch. I shook on a light dusting of onion powder, squeezed on some soy sauce, squished in a bit of peanut butter, and then sprinkled on some sesame seeds and slivered almonds. At the last minute, I minced a tiny bit of garlic and mixed that in as it finished cooking.
I tasted as I worked, and I might have added some pepper, but I can’t recall for sure. All I know is that after I washed and dried the lettuce leaves and set the bowl of filling on the table, my husband and I took one bite and couldn’t get enough of it.
I’m sorry I didn’t take better notes. I just cooked, tasted, adjusted seasonings, and then served and ate it.
How satisfying to take a little of this and a little of that from things that might have gone to waste, and end up creating a special lunch from leftovers.
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April @ The 21st Century Housewife says
What a lovely lunch! Your post has made my mouth water 🙂 It’s so satisfying using up leftovers as well. This week I’ve shared a quick and easy fish dish. Thank you for hosting.
Yum! Sounds delicious! I love when that happens too – and I need to be more proactive in making it happen more often.
Barb @ Frugal Local Kitchen says
That sounds yummy! I recently discovered lettuce wraps as a gf alternative for bread. I need to add them to my grocery list for next week.
Megan Willome says
I think I’ve got most of that. Dinner!
Hazel Moon says
I love it when you can save left overs and they turn into such a delicious sounding lunch. We did that today with some left over roast beef, left over vegetables and a package of “Top Roman” soup, Final mix was Stir fried and so good.
Hazel Moon says
Robert cooked the Top Roman first by instructions then drained it and then into the skillet.
Janis@Open My Ears Lord says
Ann, this sounds delicious. My mouth is watering. I can hardly wait to try it!