Monday, February 25, 2013

2.25.13 Chinese Chicken Salad

One of my favorite comfort foods is Chinese chicken salad.  There used to be a great Chinese restaurant in Palo Alto, CA called Ming's that was famous for its chicken salad.  The restaurant is still there today but the owners have changed, time has marched on, and it's not the same.  The salad was crunchy with lots of iceberg lettuce, cilantro and the dressing had a kick from spicy dry mustard.  You can find recipes online that come close. 

Last month I was at the grocery store and had a craving for it so I improvised.  It turned out really good, and I'm guessing a little healthier because there wasn't anything fried in it.  Let me know what you think if you try it.

Chinese Chicken Salad (serves 1)

Few handfuls mixed greens
Chopped cilantro
Chopped green onion
Grated carrots
Chopped rotisserie chicken
Sesame seeds

1tbsp olive oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
Black pepper
Pinch of salt
Pinch of Coleman's dry mustard

Add all the dressing ingredients to an empty jam or jelly jar.  Put the lid on and shake it up well.

Put all the salad ingredients in a large bowl.  Pour on as much dressing as you like and toss well.

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