Sunday, May 3, 2009

Chinese Chicken Wonton Salad

Ohhh baby! I love this salad! Ever had the Cheesecake Factory's version??? This one is definitely as tasty.

This recipe comes from one of the three cookbooks every woman should own.

Chinese Chicken Wonton Salad

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/2 package wontons, cut into thirds
1 head iceberg lettuce, torn into pieces
1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges, drained
1 (8 oz) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 (4 oz) package slivered almonds, toasted
1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted
1 bunch green onions, chopped


4 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil

1. Boil chicken breasts until cooked and slice into small pieces.
2. Fry wontons in vegetable oil until crispy and cool on paper towels.
3. In a large salad bowl, mix together chicken and wontons with lettuce, oranges, water chestnuts, almonds, green onions and sesame seeds.
4. Toss with dressing and serve immediately.

TIP: I often make all the ingredients, but leave them in separate containers -- do not mix with the dressing until just before eating. Each item will stay fresh and crispy for a few days and I can make the salad for a week's worth of lunches.

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