Friday, January 03, 2014

Chinese Chicken Salad

Well, I doubt many Chinese people would recognize this as coming from their culture. This is actually one of those dishes you find at luncheon gatherings involving a bunch of ladies and the words "carry-in," one of those foods prevalent in church and PTA cookbooks across the U.S. Whatever its provenance, it is very delicious and easy to throw together.

3/4-1 lb. cooked chicken (leftovers or a grocery store rotisserie chicken are perfect for this)
1 head romaine, shredded
4 scallions, chopped
1/2 c. smoked almonds (I have a strong---and largely sentimental---preference for Blue Diamond, which always remind me of the first trip I took to Monterey with Jeannene)
1 c. chow mein noodles
1/4 c. oil
1/4 c. teriyaki sauce
1 tsp. sesame oil
Salt & pepper, to taste

Shred the chicken. Mix the lettuce and scallions together. Toss with the chicken. Mix oil, teriyaki, sesame oil, salt, & pepper. Drizzle over salad. Top with almonds and noodles.

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