Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad is super crunchy and savory with a hint of sweetness.

Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe  |  Easy  |  Best  |  Dressing  |  Lunch  |  Creamy  |  With Cabbage  mynameissnickerdoodle.comDo you have meals that you just crave?  Some days I wake up thinking of a certain recipe that I just can’t get out of my mind and HAVE TO HAVE IT that day.  I only thought that happened when I was pregnant!  I hope that I’m not the only one.  A few weeks ago I was totally craving Chinese Chicken Salad.  There was something about the crunch and sweetness that my day was not going to be complete if I didn’t eat it.

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Now, I’ve never actually made a Chinese Chicken Salad on my own.  It has always been something I’ve had at a bridal or baby shower.  That’s when I got to work and started creating my own recipe and I think I nailed it!  This salad is super crunchy, slightly sweet and savory all at the same time.  I love savory and sweet food and it reminds me of my family’s favorite dinner of Orange Chicken.   This would be perfect for a baby or bridal shower, but it’s especially great simply to make for lunch or dinner!

I grilled my chicken, but you could certainly use a rotisserie chicken or even left over roasted chicken from a weekend dinner.

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Here is the recipe!

Chinese Chicken Salad
 
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A super crunchy salad that is perfect for lunch or dinner!
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 6 Servings
Ingredients
  • FOR SALAD:
  • 1 Head of Romaine Lettuce, Washed and Chopped
  • 1 Cup Purple Cabbage, Shredded
  • 2 Large Carrots, Finely Shredded
  • 3 Scallions, Finely Sliced
  • 2 Cups Cooked Chicken Breasts, Sliced or Cubed
  • 29 oz. Mandarine Oranges
  • 10 wonton wrappers cut into 9 squares each
  • Canola Oil
  • FOR DRESSING:
  • ½ Cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 2 TBSP Toasted Sesame Seeds, Divided
  • 1 TBSP Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
Instructions
  1. FOR SALAD:
  2. In a large sauce pan heat 2 inch of Canola oil over medium high heat.
  3. Fry cut wonton wrappers in small batches until lightly golden brown and drain on a paper towel.
  4. In a large salad bowl gently mix together lettuce, cabbage, carrots, scallions, chicken, mandarine oranges and wonton croutons.
  5. FOR DRESSING:
  6. In a blender, blend together mayonnaise, soy sauce, sesame oil, 1 TBSP toasted sesame seeds, vinegar, brown sugar and garlic until smooth and creamy.
  7. Stir in reserved toasted sesame seeds.
  8. Toss salad with dressing and serve.
  9. *If you can't find toasted sesame seeds in the store here is what you need to do. In a dry small saute pan heat sesame seeds over medium high heat. Constantly stir for 3-4 minutes until lightly golden brown. Cool them on a paper towel. They will burn quickly so be careful to watch.

 

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