Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Chinese Chicken Salad

I've been finding myself craving this salad for the last couple of weeks and quite frankly, I'm sick of buying $10 salads for something so brainlessly easy to make at home, and let me emphasize, much, much cheaper. I love saving money, especially in times like these!

Chinese Chicken Salad
Yields: Enough for 3 - 4

2 Romaine hearts, chopped
1 can of mandarin oranges, drained
8 oz. slivered almonds
3 green onions, sliced
20 wonton wrappers, sliced into strips
2 tbsn sesame seeds
1 cup or more of canola oil
4 Tyson teriyaki chicken breasts, sliced (from Costco)
Feast from the East Sesame Dressing (from Costco) 

In a small saucepan, toast the slivered almonds and sesame seeds over medium-low heat until nice and golden brown. Remove from the pan and fill with canola oil until it reaches about 1 inch in height. Heat the oil over medium-high heat until oil is glossy and hot, about 5 minutes. Drop the sliced wonton wrappers into the oil in small batches, making sure not to overcrowd! Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Repeat until finished and let cool for a couple of minutes. For the salad, toss all ingredients together and top with your desired amount of dressing. Enjoy!


  1. that's a beautiful place mat. where did you get it?

  2. best salad dressing ever!!!