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  CHINESE CHICKEN ALMOND SALAD
 
  SERVINGS: 4 to 6
 

PREP TIME: 75 mins

COOK TIME: 20 mins

 

 

 
 
INGREDIENTS
 
1/2 cup Fresh Gourmet® Toasted Sliced Almonds
Fresh Gourmet® Garlic Ginger Wonton Strips
1/2 lb snow peas, trimmed
1 lb napa cabbage, cored, then cut crosswise into 1/3-inch wide strips (about 6 cups)
1 (1-lb) head of romaine, torn into bite-size pieces (about 8 cups)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp distilled white vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp Asian sesame oil
1/4 cup vegetable oil
6 cups coarsely shredded cooked chicken (from a 2 1/2 lb rotisserie chicken)
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted



  DIRECTIONS
 
Cook snow peas in a 4-quart pot of boiling salted water until crisp/tender, about 1 1/2 mins.

Transfer with a slotted spoon to a bowl of ice and cold water to stop cooking, then drain in a colander and pat dry.

Cut diagonally into 1-inch wide pieces and put in a large bowl with cabbage and romaine.

Whisk together soy sauce, lemon juice, sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper in a small bowl, then add sesame oil and vegetable oil in a slow stream, whisking until sugar is dissolved and dressing is combined well.

Toss chicken and scallions with 1/3 cup of dressing in another large bowl. Whisk remaining dressing (it will separate), then add cabbage mixture, cilantro, Fresh Gourmet® Toasted Sliced Almonds and sesame seeds to chicken and toss with enough remaining dressing to coat. Sprinkle with Fresh Gourmet® Garlic Ginger Wonton Strips.