Monday, March 1, 2010

Chinese Chicken Salad


Ingredients for the salad:

2 whole chicken breasts
1 whole ginger root cleaned and trimmed
1-2 heads chopped lettuce
1/2 pkg. rice sticks
3-6 green onions diced
1/2 c. toasted almonds
1/2 c. sesame seeds toasted


Cook the chicken in water with ginger and salt til done. 20 - 30 min. Fry rice sticks(see pictures) in hot oil and drain on paper towel. Cut up cooled chicken. Combine above and add the dressing. See below.

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The rice sticks are really quite fun to make and eat. They can be found in the Asian section of your grocery store near the soy sauce, chow mein noodles, etc. Follow the instructions on the package to cook.


For the salad dressing:

4 T sugar
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Alpine touch
4 T. red wine vinegar
1/2 c olive oil

Combine all but the oil and heat for 30 sec or so in micro and stir so sugar dissolves and spices blend. Add oil. Refrain from adding the dressing to the salad until you are ready to serve.

8 comments:

  1. Ooooh, I should make this this week!

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  2. Hi there Kasha! Oh my gosh, I never knew what to do with rice sticks when I saw them in the store. They really do look like FUN!!! Next grocery trip I may just give them a try. Your Chinese Chicken Salad sounds oh so yummy!!!! Thank you so much for sharing...

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  3. Sounds like the perfect dish to welcome in spring!

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  4. I LOVE this! We will be making it soon! Thanks for posting Kasha!

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  5. I've never done rice sticks. That looks incredible!

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  6. Looks good Kasha, I've never even heard of rice sticks. Thanks for introducing me to them.

    If you get a chance, pop on over to my blog. There's something waiting for you if you want it:)

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