Saturday, October 24, 2009

Chinese Chicken Salad

I've had tons of requests for my recipe for Chinese chicken salad. Here is my version of it. Try different combinations for the dressing to see what your family loves.

1 lb chicken breast cooked and chopped
1 head iceberg lettuce thinly sliced
¼ cup green onions, chopped
2 cans mandarin oranges
½ cup slivered almonds
1 T sesame seeds, toasted
1 package wonton noodles (the cooked type)

¾ C rice vinegar
or ½ C distilled vinegar + ¼ c apple cidar vinegar
1 T sesame oil
½ C either brown sugar, white sugar, or honey
1 T either plum or hoisen sauce

In a saucepan, combine all ingredients and heat on high stirring constantly. When sauce begins to boil, continue to stir and heat until it becomes bubbly and foams on top (approx ½-1 min). Remove from heat. Do not continue to heat or the vinegar will evaporate and you will lose the tangy flavor.

Toss all ingredients in salad bowl and pour sauce over it. Serve immediately.
Approx. 6 servings as a main dish

Our family loves the dressing with brown sugar, plum sauce and rice vinegar. The other vinegar combination make for a nice tangy taste as well.

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