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Asian Sesame Chicken Salad Recipe

Asian Sesame Chicken Salad Recipe

When my friends and I meet for Sunday get-togethers, this is the one dish they always ask me to make. I don’t mind since it travels well, is super easy to make, and absolutely delicious. —Stacy Reed, Gresham, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups torn romaine (about 1 small bunch)
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup wonton strips
  • 3/4 cup Asian toasted sesame salad dressing, divided

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Just before serving, add wonton strips and drizzle with 1/4 cup dressing; toss to combine. Serve with remaining dressing. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

2 cups equals 345 calories, 18 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 519 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.