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Chinese Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Katherine Johnson
Added: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
For salad:
1 1/2 lb boneless chicken breasts
1 whole green onion cut in half
1 quarter size piece of ginger root, crushed with side of cleaver
1 T dry sherry
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
2 cups water
3 cups shredded greens
1 cup shredded carrots
chow mein or crunchy noodles

For dressing:
3 T CREAMY peanut butter
5 T peanut oil
4 T soy sauce
4 tsp plain rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 to 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper (to taste)
2 T finely minced green onion
2 T finely minced cilantro

Directions:
Directions:
For salad: Place chicken in a 2 quart pan with the onion, ginger, sherry, salt, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand covered until chicken is cool enough to handle. Shred chicken. If made ahead, cover and chill.

For dressing: Stir together peanut butter and peanut oil until smoothly blended. Do not add other ingredients until this done, or the proper consistency will not be accomplished. (Trust me!) Then, add remaining ingredients and stir well to blend. Can be used immediately, but it is even better if the dressing can hang out in the fridge for a few hours before serving.

To serve: arrange greens and carrots and top with a mound of chicken. Garnish with crunchy noodles. Place a bowl of sauce on the side and drizzle as desired...a little sauce goes a long way!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe doesn't seem like anything special until you try it. It was one of the first things I cooked for PJ and I as newlyweds and he still requests it once a month!

 

 

 

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