Chinese Chicken Salad

posted by Sue Freeman 06-17-98 5:32 PM

Chinese Chicken Salad

Categories: Salads, Chinese
Yield: 2 servings

2 Chicken breasts
10 oz Chicken broth
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Small pacakage of almonds
1 cup Sesame seeds
1 Head of lettuce sliced thin
3 Scallions, sliced thin
1 cup Regular or wide chow mein noodles
1/2 cup Crumbled bacon

1 Juice of one lemon
1/4 cup Salad oil
4 tbl. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Black pepper

Simmer chicken breasts in chicken broth until meat is tender, cut into small strips or dice size pieces.

In a frying pan, toast almonds and sesame seeds in a small amount of butter ( or oil)

Combine all of the above ingredients together except the Chow mein noodles and the bacon.

Just before serving toss salad with the dressing( recipe below) and add noodles and bacon. makes 3=4 servings.

More Chicken may be added and, if desired, a can of sliced water chestnuts may be added to this.

Dressing: Combine last five ingredients in a jar, shake well.

Chinese Chicken Salad

For the salad:
1 cup poached chicken, julienned
1 cup each Romaine and Boston lettuces and spinach, julienned
1/2 cup carrots, julienned
1/2 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
2 cups deep fried rice sticks, crumbled
1 cup won ton skins, cut into thin strips and deep fried until crisp and golden

For the dressing:
1/2 cup sherry or red wine vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 ounce hoisin sauce (Koon Chun brand is the best)
Salt to taste
Chili-garlic sauce to taste
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
1/2 cup red ginger, minced
1/2 green onions, minced
1 ounce honey
1/2 cup toasted sesame oil

Combine all the ingredients for the dressing. Set aside.

Prepare all the ingredients for the salad. Toss together at the last minute and serve.

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