Chinese Chicken Salad is easily made with prepared ingredients from the produce section. Keep this in the fridge for a healthy lunch for when ever you are hungry!
1 16 oz package of shredded cabbage
1 10 oz package of shredded carrots
1 bunch chopped scallions
1 /2 c chopped cilantro
1/2 c sliced sugar snap or snow peas
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 red pepper, diced
1 c chopped or sliced mini cucumbers
1/2 c sliced almonds
3 crumbled rice cakes or 1 package of uncooked broken ramen
Sesame seeds for garnish
3 – 4 c of rotisserie or poached or leftover chicken-chopped or shredded
1/4 c chopped peanuts
4 large minced garlic cloves
2 –4 T honey
2 t ginger
4 T chunky peanut butter
2 T Chinkiang vinegar or rice vinegar
4 T soy sauce
2 T sesame oil
1/2 c water
Combine all salad ingredients in bowl except chicken. Stir together and toss with dressing. Place chicken on top and garnish with sesame seeds and peanuts.
To make dressing, combine minced garlic, honey, ginger, peanut butter, soy sauce and sesame oil and whisk well. Slowly stir in canola oil and whisk to create an emulsion. Stir in water until well mixed and pourable.
Optional add ins: Mandarin oranges, water chestnuts, mint, chow mein noodles, wonton strips,
If you choose to keep this on hand in the fridge, do not toss with dressing until ready to eat.
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