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Chinese Chicken Salad with Peanut Sesame Dressing Recipe

Chinese Chicken Salad with Peanut Sesame Dressing Recipe

This recipe is one I bring often to potlucks and get-togethers. I always return home with an empty dish.—Iko Amino, Chicago, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon monosodium glutamate, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 small head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 8 ounces wonton skins, sliced into strips and deep-fried or 2 cups chow mein noodles

Directions

  • 1. Combine dressing ingredients and set aside. Slice chicken into long thin strips. Just before serving, toss together chicken, onions, lettuce and dressing. Top with fried wontons or chow mein noodles and gently toss again. Recipe may be doubled. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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