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Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad
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Just like its cousin the fortune cookie, the Chinese Chicken Salad did not originate from China and is certainly not a part of authentic Chinese cuisine. Even the Chinese term for salad (沙拉 pronounced sha la) is derived from the pronunciation of the English word. So what is it that makes the Chinese Chicken Salad Chinese? The ingredients, of course!

Ingredients commonly found in Chinese cooking like soy sauce, sesame oil, and ginger and toasted sesame seeds are used to make the dressing. Popular toppings for the Chinese Chicken Salad include crispy noodles, fried wonton skin strips, chinese mushroom, mandarin orange, grilled tofu and almonds. But of course you can mix and match these according to your preference. The end result is a light and healthy salad perfect especially to complement a heavy meal.

Chinese Chicken Salad

This classic east meets west salad can be found at classy joints like Wolfgang Puck’s or Madam Wu’s but why pay through the nose for a dish so simple you can toss up as much as you want in the comfort of your own kitchen, especially since the dressing is vinaigrette-based and can keep longer in the fridge than mayonnaise-based dressings.

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13 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. Angela Tellone Hatch via Facebook

    You mentioned Madame Wu’s. My daughter and I ate there just before it closed. Best Chinese food I ever ate. It’s been gone a long time. Madame Wu herself came over to talk. We discovered that her husband and my daughter’s father both went to MIT and we had long, friendly conversation.

  2. Angela Tellone Hatch via Facebook

    Good dressing. I like to make a special dressing and try to collect recipes for it.

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  4. Sherry

    This turned out absolutely AMAZING. I wouldn’t change a single thing in the recipe. I am literally sitting here eating this for breakfast, because when my husband started making this last night, he ran out of time. Now I get to eat it all day. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

  5. nadya

    this dressing is dangerously good!!! i whipped the salad with whatever i have on the fridge last night (no wonton wrapper, only have apples and some spicy roasted cashews in addition to some greens)…i still have some dressing remaining and i marinade two frozen salmon steak for lunch (pan sear then broil), it is absolutely delicious….my son ate the leftover chicken from the salad last night with some brown rice for breakfast and he said “yuuummmm this is delicious” thank you bee :)

  6. Chyong

    It was really delious. I tried it exactly from your recipe. I also tried a lot of recipes from your dishes. Everything is Perfect. Thanks a lot for delious recipes :)

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