Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine

Chinese Chicken Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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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


  1. In a large bowl combine half of the crispy noodles, chicken, scallions, cashew nuts, corriander and the bell pepper.
  2. 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.
  3. 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