January 17, 2011

Chinese Chicken Salad

1 head iceberg lettuce, torn, washed & dried
1 Tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (found in the Asian section at the grocery store)
3 cooked chicken breasts, diced
*1/4 pkg won tons, fried
* Fried rice sticks

4 Tablespoons sugar
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup olive oil
2 Tbs sesame oil
6 Tablespoons rice vinegar
Put dressing ingredients in a jar and shake/mix until the sugar dissolves.

Plan ahead....

*To save time and mess, you can buy fried won tons and fried rice sticks at most Chinese restaurants. I go to a Chinese buffet to get the fried won tons and to a different Chinese restaurant to get the rice sticks but it only costs me a couple of dollars and saves me a lot of work at home so I think it is well worth it! Just call around, they may think you are weird but that's OK, they'll understand once you explain what they are for.

Anyhow, if you are frying your own won tons and rice sticks, make sure you have plenty of time. Cut up the fresh won tons and deep fry them in oil. Set aside to drain. Then, deep fry the rice sticks in Very Hot (near boiling) oil. They will immediately puff up and you have to pull them out quickly! Be prepared and use metal tongs or a large metal slotted spoon to pull them out (it will warp your plastic.)

Drain and store the won tons and rice sticks in a paper sack until you are ready to serve the salad.

Toss all the ingredients and add dressing just before serving. YUMM!

Sue Smith

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