I thought with the summer here, I’d post one of my favorite salad recipes. It’s actually a tweaked version of my mom’s Chinese Chicken Salad which has always been a hit a parties. I like this recipe because it is a great use of left over chicken if you have some around. If you don’t, the rotisserie chicken you get at the deli department at your grocery store also works in a pinch!
CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD
1 head iceburg lettuce, chopped
1- 1 1/2 cups shredded chicken
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1-2 cans mandarin oranges (if you like these then use 2 cans)
chow mein noodles (optional)
Asian Style Salad Dressing (or you can make your own below)
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1/4 sesame oil
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt (can add more to taste)
2 teaspoon pepper
- If you are making the salad dressing, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and stir with a whisk until well blended. Set aside.
- Combine the lettuce, chicken, almonds, cilantro and mandarin oranges and mix. Top with the chow mein noodles if using them.
- Chill for 10 minutes before serving.
I like to serve this with the dressing on the side so you can add as much as you like but feel free to add the dressing in when you mix it.
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