Chinese Chicken Salad

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
30 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups crispy chow mein noodles
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 bunch of scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup dry-roasted unsalted cashew nuts
  • 1 cup minced fresh coriander
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into julienne strips
  • For the dressing:
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard, dissolved in 1/2 teaspoon water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Asian sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup corn oil
  • 1/2 head of lettuce, shredded
  • 1 bunch soybean sprouts
Directions
  • In a large bowl combine half of the crispy noodles, chicken, scallions, cashew nuts, corriander and the bell pepper.

  • Make the dressing: In a small bowl whisk together the mustard mixture, soy sauce, vinegar, hoisin sauce, allspice, sugar, and salt and pepper to taste, add the oils in a stream, whisking, and whisk the dressing until it is emulsified.

  • Toss the chicken salad with enough dressing to coat and mound it on a platter lined with the lettuce, and top with the sprouts and remaining crispy noodles


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