My family loves all the restaurants located at Disneyland Resort’s Downtown District in Anaheim, CA. One of our favorite places to go for sandwiches, wraps, and salads is Earl of Sandwich. My husband and daughter like to try something different each time we visit. I, however, order the same thing with every visit.
While I like trying new things, I quite often become a creature of habit when I find an entree that tantalizes my taste buds and satisfies my hunger. I crave both the taste and comfort of it.
One of the things I like about the restaurants located in Downtown Disney is also something that I dislike. And that is that the same restaurants are not located near my home. On one hand it makes visiting Disneyland more special, but it’s a bummer when I can’t visit.
During the beginning stages of the pandemic shutdown and Disneyland and all of its downtown property closed, I found myself craving my favorite dish from Earl of Sandwich. So I set off on a mission to recreate the salad that I love.
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Keep it Simple
By no means am I a gourmet chef. To be honest, I am not someone who actually enjoys cooking. That is why when I do make meals for my family, they are simple, quick, and involve very little effort.
As someone with multiple chronic illnesses, I have to be very careful about how I use my time. If I spend too much time prepping, my pain levels could spiral out of control before dinner is served. Or when already having a bad day, I may lack the energy to do anything more than tossing a few ingredients into a bowl.
Keeping things as simple as possible was my main goal while recreating the Thai Chicken Salad from Earl of Sandwich. Everything with the exception of the chicken tenders was purchased from Walmart. I used their curbside pick-up option to keep my aching body happy. My husband picked up the tenders from KFC on his way home from work on the day I planned to prepare the salad for dinner. I also recommend the chicken tenders from Farmer Boys!
Whether you choose to grill, bake, or purchase pre-made chicken is up to you. Same goes for the produce. If arthritic hands aren’t an issue and you enjoy chopping, go for it. Otherwise feel free to purchase pre-cut veggies.
Thai Chicken Salad or Wrap Recipe
- Chopped lettuce
- Chopped red or green cabbage
- Sliced almonds
- Grilled or breaded chicken strips
- Wonton strips
- Peanut sauce
- Sweet chili sauce
- Flour tortillas if making a wrap
- Chop lettuce, cabbage, and chicken strips.
- Place in a bowl or on the center of tortillas if making wraps. A tiered salad lunch box is perfect for workdays!
- Top with almonds and wonton strips.
- Drizzle peanut and sweet chili sauce over the mixture.
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