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Chinese Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing Recipe

Chinese Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing Recipe

“Here’s a main dish that’s a refreshing change of pace for dinner,” writes Linda LaPresle from Glendora, California. “Chock-full of veggies, it’s a treat for the two of us,” she says, “and so easy to multiply for drop-in guests.” TIP: Use any remaining water chestnuts or bean sprouts in a stir-fry, salad or Asian-flavored wrap sandwich later.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups shredded napa cabbage
  • 3/4 cup canned bean sprouts, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • 3/4 cup chopped cucumber
  • 3/4 cup shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1/3 cup sliced water chestnuts
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped peanuts
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sherry or unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions

  • 1. In a serving bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the soy sauce, sherry or apple juice, oil and ginger. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately with a slotted spoon. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritio Facts: 2 cups equals 248 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 1,030 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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