Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday's Meal

Still have a ton of chicken so I've had to dig through my recipe banks and think of some interesting things to make with it. I remembered I had this fabulous recipe for a Wonton Chicken Salad that was given to me probably twelve years ago by a co-worker. She was a fantastic cook so any recipe she shared I absolutely cherish. It's quick and delicious...oh and it has chicken in it.

Wonton Chicken Salad
1 head of iceberg lettuce, shredded
2 bunches of green onions, chopped finely
4 cooked chicken breast, cut into small pieces
1/2 pkg of wontons
1/4 cup of toasted almonds
Small ammount of powdered sugar for dusting

1/4 cup of oil
2 tsp of salt
1/4 cup of sugar
1 tsp of pepper
1/4 cup of rice wine vinegar (or regular is fine)
2 tsp of soy sauce

Prepare the dressing right before you make the salad by combining all the ingredients for dressing in a carafe, mixing well. Set aside
Cut the wontons into strips, heat a skillet with a few tablespoons of oil and add them to the skillet and fry them. They only need to cook for a few seconds on each side to crisp. Take them out and while hot sprinkle a dusting of powdered sugar on them. Let them drain on paper towels to cool.
In a large salad bowl combine the iceberg lettuce, chicken, green onions and toasted almonds. Allow salad to chill. Just before serving add the prepared wontons and salad dressing, tossing it all together. Serve immediately.


Sarah said...

sounds yummy.