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Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Mom
Added: Sunday, October 5, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 whole chicken breasts, split in halves and boned
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 clove garlic, crushed
4 t. sugar
1 T. sherry
2 t. hoisin sauce
1 egg yolk
1 t. soy sauce
6 T. sesame seeds (or a bit more)
1 cup flour
1 cup peanut oil

Directions:
Directions:
Marinade chicken at room temperature in a mixture of the first 5 ingredients for 1-2 hours. Dip chicken in egg yolk that has been beaten with 1 t. soy sauce. Then dip in sesame seeds and finally in the flour. In a large skillet, fry the chicken in hot peanut oil until cooked through and crispy brown. Drain, cool and refrigerate until serving.

Make the following dressing:
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 T. soy sauce
2-3 T. sugar
1 t. crushed red pepper
3 cloves minced garlic
1 minced scallion

Make the salad as follows:
1 head lettuce, finely shredded (I use Romaine)
2 bunches of scallions, slivered
1 T. sesame seeds, toasted
1/4 cup chopped peanuts

Ten minutes before serving, cut the chicken into strips.
Add to salad and toss with dressing. Serve.

 

 

 

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