Asian Chicken Salad
Source of Recipe
List of Ingredients
Ginger-Soy Dressing (below)
1 package (5.3 ounces) cellophane noodles (bean threads)
1/2 head lettuce, shredded
3 cups cut-up cooked chicken or turkey
4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 tablespoon sesame seed, toasted
Make Ginger-Soy Dressing. Heat oil (1 inch) in 4-quart Dutch oven to 425º F. Fry one-fourth of the noodles at a time in oil about 5 seconds, turning once, until puffed; drain. Pour dressing over lettuce, chicken, carrot and onions in large bowl. Toss with half of the noodles. Spoon salad over remaining noodles. To toast sesame seed, cook it in an ungreased heavy skillet over medium heat about 2 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown. Sprinkle sesame seed over salad. Serve with dressing.
Note: You should be able to find cellophane noodles in the ethnic foods section of any large grocery store, (ie. Price Chopper or Wegman's). If you can't find them, or if you're short on time, you can substitute crunchy chow-mein noodles.
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon salt
Shake all ingredients in tightly covered container. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.