Chinese Chicken Salad

Mama Robin


I love to make this for company!! It's SO good you'll want seconds and thirds! It's very light and super flavorful. You can serve as a whole meal in the summer when it's too hot to cook. (or eliminate the chicken and just serve as a great salad)

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1 Hr
No-Cook or Other


chicken breasts cooked & boned (sliced or shredded)
lettuce head sliced or shredded
1 pkg
rice sticks or mai pan (you can substitute chow mein noodles if you're in a hurry)
1/2 c
bean sprouts
1/4 c
green onion (finely chopped)
6 Tbsp
almonds (chopped & toasted)
6 Tbsp
sesame seeds
1 can(s)
mandarin oranges (optional)


1 tsp
dry mustard
4 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
soy sauce
2 tsp
sesame oil (this adds a great flavor)
1/3 c
salad oil
6 Tbsp
rice vinegar


1I usually make the dressing first and set aside.

Toast almonds and sesame seeds at 450 for approx 5-7 min. WATCH THEM - THEY BURN QUICKLY!
2Place sliced lettuce, onions, sprouts, oranges & chicken in large bowl.
3Deep fry rice sticks (Mai Pan) until puffed:
pour salad oil into pan about 3" deep - heat to 450-500
break Mai Pan into small 3" portions
put into hot oil until they puff up (this only takes seconds if the oil is ready)
remove AS SOON as they stop puffing and place on paper towel to drain oil.
[You can skip this step if you're using Chow Mein Noodles]
4RIGHT BEFORE serving, top salad with rice sticks (or chow mein noodles) toasted almonds and sesame seeds. Add dressing, toss & enjoy!!

About Chinese Chicken Salad

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Chinese
Collection: Asian Inspired
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #almonds, #lettuce, #chinese