ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Food and Cooking»
  • Main Dish & Side Dish Recipes

Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe with Home-made Sesame Dressing

Updated on April 5, 2013

Vote for Chinese Chicken Salad w Home-made Sesame Dressing

5 stars from 4 ratings of Chinese Chicken Salad

Your Nugget of Nutritional Info for this post:

Leafy Chicory "Radicchio" grabs center stage in this vitamin packed, fiber rich, mineral & nutrient loaded dish. Not a tiny cabbage, but a "chicory", it contains polysaccharides called:inulin, which regulate blood sugar levels naturally.

Radicchio keeps the digestive track healthy & in good working order, too, cleaning the blood, as it goes. Think of it as a natural, brillo pad..;)

It almost tastes like one, adding a bitter, peppery bite to any salad.

The Results!

Source

All the Ingredients:

Ingredients for Sesame dressing:

Recipe in Rebus

we'll start by making the dressing
we'll start by making the dressing
pour oil in a mixing bowl
pour oil in a mixing bowl
add soy sauce
add soy sauce
add vinegar
add vinegar
honey to bowl
honey to bowl
sesame oil to bowl
sesame oil to bowl
cilantro to bowl - stir vigorously, funnel into....
cilantro to bowl - stir vigorously, funnel into....
...cruet! shake as needed...
...cruet! shake as needed...
chicken breasts marinating in sesame oil
chicken breasts marinating in sesame oil
cook and pull chicken breasts
cook and pull chicken breasts
chop lettuce
chop lettuce
rip up leaves of radicchio into bite-sized pieces
rip up leaves of radicchio into bite-sized pieces
chop chives
chop chives
shred carrots. add all 4 items to a mixing bowl
shred carrots. add all 4 items to a mixing bowl
sprinkle coconut shreds
sprinkle coconut shreds
this is your base
this is your base
now add: broccoli, snap peas, & mandarin orange slices. Top with crunchy wontons, nuts & chicken shreds
now add: broccoli, snap peas, & mandarin orange slices. Top with crunchy wontons, nuts & chicken shreds

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 2-4 (depends on # of chicken breasts prepared)

Ingredients

  • 2-3 hearts romaine, TIP: iceberg can be substituted
  • 1 head radicchio
  • 2-4 chicken breasts, plan on: 1 breast per salad
  • 2-4 TBSP. toasted sesame seed oil
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar - rice vinegar is better, but harder to find, check the Asian aisle, first
  • 2-3 TBSP. honey
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • Handful cilantro
  • 1 cup veggie oil
  • 1-2 TBSP. olive oil, to fry breasts
  • 1 bunch chives, TIP: tops of green onions can be substituted
  • 8 oz. can mandarin orange slices, drained
  • 1 package Fresh Gourmet Ginger-Garlic Wonton Crisps, or equivalent
  • 1-2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • 1 cup macadamias or nuts of choice, pine nuts are a good alternative for those with nuts allergens, but check with your doctor first!
  • 2 carrots
  • ¼ cup coconut, shredded

How to Do It:

  1. Let's begin with the dressing: grab a mixing bowl and pour in veggie oil.
  2. Add soy sauce.
  3. Add vinegar.
  4. Add honey. (TIP: if honey is cold, a quick blast in the microwave will get that Lil Bear flowing again.)
  5. Add sesame oil incrementally. Start with 1 TBSP. and adjust to desired taste.
  6. Add chopped cilantro.
  7. Stir vigorously, and funnel blend into cruet--shaking as needed later.
  8. Chicken o'clock. Breasts can be marinated in a lil sesame oil overnight, or go right from the package to the pan. If you DO marinate, be sure to remove excess marinade before cooking, as the flashpoint to sesame oil is considerably higher than olive oil.
  9. Let rest at least 5 minutes, and pull apart by hand. Put in refrigerator to chill. Go ahead and blanch your broccoli, pat dry & place in refrigerator to chill, as well.
  10. On to the salad part of the program!
  11. Chop lettuce. I like to spin the head in quarter revolutions, and slice off most of the ribs, usually. Put into mixing bowl.
  12. Rip radicchio into bite-size pieces, add to bowl.
  13. Chop chives, and add, too.
  14. Grate carrots, and add to bowl.
  15. Sprinkle coconut shreds into mix, and toss well.
  16. Place mixture on plates. This is the base of the salad.
  17. Remove string from snap peas, chop into thirds, and add to base.
  18. Add broccoli florets.
  19. Add mandarin orange slices.
  20. Add chicken pieces.
  21. Top with macadamias or nuts of choice (pine nuts are a good substitute for those with nut allergies)
  22. Sprinkle crispy wontons.
  23. Drizzle dressing, and voila. There it is there then. :)

Ta-Da!

Source

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • CharronsChatter profile image
      Author

      Karen Robiscoe 4 years ago from California

      Right on, Michelle. (or, as I like to say: right arm...left arm...:) And you can substitute most any nut or sprinkle to suit your taste--all the recipes, really, as we chefs know!

      You are very nice to take the time to say. :)

    • Efficient Admin profile image

      Efficient Admin 4 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      I'm not much of a Chinese Food eater, but this recipe wants me to try making some. As usual your photos are astonishing and the instructions are very detailed and clear. I will bookmark this recipe. Voted up and across.

    • Careermommy profile image

      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      CharronsChatter, that's funny you mention doing a quick n' easy hub because I have a draft of a chinese chicken salad hub that I was going to post, actually a 15-minute recipe, but when I saw your hub I was like hmmm, not sure my salad could go up against your delicious-looking, one. LOL. But, I may still do the quick and easy recipe version. Thanks for the encouragement (-;

    • CharronsChatter profile image
      Author

      Karen Robiscoe 4 years ago from California

      That time frame "looks" great to me! Career Mommy, you must post your quick an' easy version...there's much to be said for shortcuts and tips. :)

    • Careermommy profile image

      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      This looks great! We're having Chinese Chicken Salad this week, however, I'm making the 5 minute version (-:

    • Kathryn Stratford profile image

      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Good, if these are the kind of articles you write when you watch chef shows, keep it up!

    • CharronsChatter profile image
      Author

      Karen Robiscoe 4 years ago from California

      Thanks, @Kathryn Stratford! (Heart) Can you tell I watch...er..a few cooking shows? When's Master Chef going to start already!! That's what I want to know...I need my TV chefs! ;)

    • Kathryn Stratford profile image

      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This is a fabulous looking recipe! I love how well you display everything. I am going to share this.