Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sesame Soy Chicken Salad

I have to admit, my cousin's wife [who IS Chinese] makes the best Chinese chicken salad. Ever. No question. In spite of having the recipe, I can't seem to make it like she does.  I think she's holding out on some secret ingredient.  Some day, I promise to share this crack like salad with you guys...but not just yet.

A close second to this dressing is one that I normally use for my somen salad - Sesame Soy Chicken Salad Dressing Recipe. Because I'm trying to lose some post holiday weight, I've decided to play with the recipe a bit and cut out the fried wonton skins and maifun [it really DOES make the salad] but feel free to put it back in!

Lettuce greens of your choosing
arugula [I took some from my garden]
dried cranberries
slivered almonds

Chicken breast, shredded

Dressing Recipe:
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil [i used canola]
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tsp salt
6 Tbsp vinegar [i used rice wine vinegar but any white vinegar will do]
1/4 cup white sesame seeds, toasted
2 tsp sesame oil

mix together ingredients until combined and sugar is melted. Toss over salad ingredients listed above.


  1. Hah, I will put it back in- but it looks good on its own, really :) Mandarin orange segments are pretty popular with these, too :)

  2. Your salad sounds delish and I think I would add some crispy chinese noodles too. I am so jealous that you have a garden and we're knee deep in snow here!!

  3. oh, i almost ALWAYS use the mandarin oranges...i just didn't have a can handy! :) will have to remember next time!!

    Michelle...ouch. forgot about the!! i'm sure when spring comes your garden will be so much better than the little pots i have!! :)


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