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Chinese chicken salad

Megan is a mother of four and a military wife who loves photography and cooking. She uses as much locally-grown and organic sustainable foods as possible, but loves to go all out when it comes to dessert. She currently resides in the bea...

A bowlful of flavor

Quick, easy and so delicious, this Chinese chicken salad is bursting with fresh flavors and healthy ingredients.

Daily Flavor

A bowlful of flavor

Quick, easy and so delicious, this Chinese chicken salad is bursting with fresh flavors and healthy ingredients.

Chinese chicken salad

Who needs take-out? Make your own version of Chinese chicken salad at home with the help of a store-bought rotisserie chicken. It doesn't get much easier than this.

Chinese chicken salad recipe

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

For the salad

  • 2 cups peanut oil
  • 1/2 package wonton wrappers, cut into strips
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 prepared rotisserie chicken
  • 1 head red lettuce, torn
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1/2 head red cabbage, thinly sliced

For the dressing

  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar

Directions:

  1. Heat the peanut oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Once hot, fry the wonton strips in batches until crispy. Drain the fried wontons on a paper towel and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. On a baking sheet, toast the sesame seeds and the almonds just until fragrant.
  5. Pull all the meat off the rotisserie chicken and shred.
  6. In a large bowl, toss the lettuce, green onions, red onion, snow peas, cabbage, chicken, almonds, sesame seeds and fried wonton strips.
  7. To make the dressing whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until combined.
  8. To serve, toss salad with dressing or drizzle over individual portions.

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