Thursday, April 29, 2010

Chinatown Chicken Salad


{Quite possibly my favorite beach home around here... I took this photo because I adore this color...it makes me happy just looking at it.}


I love spring & summer foods !


After a long winter of soups & pasta, I really look forward to summer salads !


I made one of my favorite summertime salads last night....



Chinatown Chicken Salad { from California Sizzles Cookbook }

1/2 pkg. wonton wrappers
vegetable oil
1 med. head lettuce, shredded ( I use the pre-packaged cabbage/carrot mix )
extra shredded carrots
shredded cooked chicken
1 C. roasted peanuts
3 T. sesame seeds (optional)
2 T. chopped cilantro or to taste





Dressing:

1 t. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. powdered ginger
2 tsp. soy sauce
2 T. sesame oil
1/3 C. veg. oil
1/3 C. rice vinegar


1. Slice wontons into strips and fry in veg . oil until lightly browned. Drain and set aside.





2. Combine lettuce or cabbage mix, chicken, peanuts, sesame seeds and cilantro. Toss with dressing.

3. Add fried wontons before serving.



It's Foodie Friday hosted by the wonderful Designs by Gollum !


Oh, and in case you are wondering, I could probably eat this entire bowl myself in one sitting, it is THAT GOOD !

35 comments:

Kathy said...

I love that house color too!
It looks just like a place on Holden Beach I once saw...
Yummy Chicken salad,
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

jenjen said...

Wow - that looks so good! I have been looking for a new chicken salad. I will have to give that a try!

XOOX
Jen

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

If I make those wonton strips, my family will adore me forever! I have missed them now that we don't eat out, and it never occured to me to make them. Thank you for a great recipe!

Shirley said...

That does look really good! I'm copying this one down.

Cathy said...

Love all the flavors in this yummy salad. I'm looking forward to trying it. How perfect for summer.

ButterYum said...

I love eating lighter meals like this salad in the warmer months. I'll definitely be trying this one out. Thanks for sharing.

:)
ButterYum

Leslie said...

That is a pretty color!!
Love the salad..nice and summer-y

Carol at Serendipity said...

The salad looks wonderful. Your blog is beautiful.

Carol

Jo said...

What a lovely beach front home. I am SO ready for warm weather and light menus ~ this will fit in so nicely ~ thank you!

Jo

teresa said...

your blog has me longing for summer! this salad look just delicious!

Lyndsey said...

That was the color I've been looking for! I wanted a beach house blue-ish green! Perfect!

This chicken salad is wonderful. My husband would love it. I like summer foods too!

mr. pineapple man said...

the salad looks sooooo good!

RJ @ A Life Designed said...

That looks delicious! Will definitely have to give that a try.

Morellocherry said...

such a pretty house . id love it too

Anne said...

Queen B that dressing looks perfect and with the wonton strips, yum!

bj said...

I.WANT. THAT. HOUSE. !!!
The chicken salad sounds wonderful..

Debbie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think yours is great and I'll be back! Have a great weekend....

tales from an oc cottage said...

THAT house is perfection! And YUM to that salad too!!

m ^..^

EntertainingMom said...

Oh that sounds so delish! We'll be having this one night this week!

simpledaisy said...

Oh that house is gorgeous!! I would dream of having a house as lovely as that:)

Queen Bee said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog...I am indeed thankful because your blog is FAB! I will be back to visit and see what you have been cooking up in the kitchen.

Denise :)

Janet said...

That salad looks yummy and I am not even a huge salad fan ( although I know I should be). Maybe for a girls night dining on the deck!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

I'm with you all the way about loving spring and summer. They are my favorite times of the year. I'm always on the lookout for more chicken salad recipes and I'll be giving this one a try soon.
Sam

koralee said...

Oh how I adore that Beach Home too. I image it must be heavenly to live there...your salad looks amazing.xoxoxo Hugs for a great week.

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Pam said...

What a beautiful house!

The salad and dressing sounds fantastic.

Jeanne said...

This looks wonderful! Perfect timing and I love your photo with Queen B in the sand, very clever!

Jeanne:)

red ticking said...

love chinese chicken salad... your sweet pooch and so happy to have found you..xx pam

Erin said...

INCREDIBLE!!! That beach house makes me happy just looking at it through the monitor, I can only imagine seeing it in person! Thanks for sharing all the beauty!

Choclette said...

Love this house too - whatever colour, I think I could cope with living there.

Maureen said...

That salad looks delicious. I am putting the ingredients on my grocery list. YUM!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh what a yummy recipe! Thank you for the recipe! LOVE your darling puppy!!! Happy Mother's Day! Queen Bee!

Joanne said...

Summer salads are THE best. I love the dressing on this one!

Sophie said...

I also love summer salads & yours defenetly rocks!! I alos love that lovely dressing! Yeah!

Hugs from Brussels!

My Little Space said...

Me too! I love that beach house colour as well....melting me away! Looks as good ad the chicken salad! yummm.... Thanks so mch for sharing.
Cheers, Kristy

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