Chinese Chicken Salad
Chinese Chicken Salad is the mother of all salads! Chock full of lettuce, carrots, edamame, poached chicken, and crisp wonton strips in a sweet and tangy Asian-inspired dressing, it's a like a party in your mouth! It's a great side dish or light meal the whole family will love.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6 Servings
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 package (12 ounces) wonton wrappers, cut into thin strips
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 head iceberg lettuce, torn
- 1/4 head red cabbage, shredded
- 1 large carrot, peeled and julienned
- 1/2 cup edamame
For the Dressing
- 1/2 cup rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
- 1 thumb-size ginger, peeled and grated
In a pot over medium heat, combine chicken, salt, and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, skimming scum that floats on top. As soon as the water comes to a boil, lower heat, cover, and simmer for about 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken turns opaque and a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat reads 165°F.
With a slotted spoon, remove chicken from the pot and chill in the refrigerator until completely cooled. Coarsely shred.
In a wide pan over medium heat, heat oil to 350 F. Add the wonton strips in batches and fry, stirring regularly, for about 1 to 2 minutes or until golden. With a slotted spoon, remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Wonton strips will crisp as they cool.
In a large bowl, combine chicken, lettuce, red cabbage, carrots, and edamame. Just before serving, drizzle with dressing and garnish with fried wonton strips. Gently toss to combine.
For the Dressing
In a bowl, combine rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, chili garlic sauce, and ginger. Whisk together until well-blended.
Calories: 476kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 1407mg | Potassium: 666mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 51.5% | Vitamin C: 30% | Calcium: 9% | Iron: 22.1%