Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

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Krista Kirkland

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I am frequently asked to make this salad for baby showers, bridal showers and potlucks. It is fairly light (if you skip the won-ton skins) and can be made ahead of time - just keep the ingredients separated until you are ready to eat it.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 medium
    chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 1 large
    lettuce head or package of salad - any kind you like
  • 1 can(s)
    mandarin oranges, drained well and rinsed
  • 1 can(s)
    pineapple chunks, drained and rinsed (fresh is great too, if you have it)
  • 1 c
    snow peas
  • 1 c
    sliced mushrooms
  • 1 bunch
    green onions or scallions, sliced
  • 1
    bell pepper - red, green, yellow, or orange
  • 1 pkg
    wonton wrappers, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 can(s)
    unsweetened pineapple juice concentrate
  • 2 Tbsp
    sesame oil -toasted
  • 1/4-1/3 c
    soy sauce
  • 1/3-1/2 c
    rice wine vinegar, unseasoned (unsweetened)
  • 2 clove
    garlic (or more if you like it)
  • 1 pinch
    red pepper flakes (to taste)
  • 1 c
    vegetable oil - enough to fry won-ton strips in.
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh ginger

How to Make Chinese Chicken Salad

Step-by-Step

  1. Poach or pan fry the chicken breast and slice thinly.
  2. Heat 1-2 inches of vegetable oil for frying the won-ton strips and fry until light golden brown and crispy. Drain well and set aside.
  3. In a blender, place THAWED unsweetened pineapple juice concentrate, sesame oil, soy sauce (start with less and taste), rice wine vinegar (start with less and taste), garlic , ginger and red pepper flakes. Blend well and set aside. Add this right before serving to prevent the salad from getting soggy. Great to make the night before so flavors can develop and mellow.
  4. Mix salad and vegetables in large bowl. Top, right before serving, with chicken, drained fruit, won ton strips and dressing. I have also served this buffet style, but you may want to double the dressing when you serve it that way. Add any kind of vegetable you like - these are just suggestions. The dressing is also a great marinade.

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About Chinese Chicken Salad

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #chinese #won #ton



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