Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Chicken Wonton Salad

This is yummy. It has lots of little steps that can take a while, but it is worth it!
3-4 chicken breasts
2 heads of lettuce
½ pkg. wonton wraps (found in the produce section)
¼ c sesame seeds
Also the ingredients for flavoring the chicken if you choose to and for the dressing (found below).
Prepare each section and combine right before serving.
ChickenThe original recipe said to boil and then brown in a fry pan. I like the chicken to have a little flavor so I used this recipe from cooks.com for teriyaki chicken:
· 1 tablespoon cornstarch
· 1 tablespoon cold water
· 1/2 cup white sugar
· 1/2 cup soy sauce
· 1/4 cup cider vinegar
· 1 clove garlic, minced
· 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
· 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
· 12 skinless chicken thighs (I, of course, used the chicken breasts)
1. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the cornstarch, cold water, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger and ground black pepper. Let simmer, stirring frequently, until sauce thickens and bubbles.2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).3. Place chicken pieces in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Brush chicken with the sauce. Turn pieces over, and brush again.4. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Turn pieces over, and bake for another 30 minutes, until no longer pink and juices run clear. Brush with sauce every 10 minutes during cooking.
Once the chicken is cooked and cooled shred or chunk it.
LettuceWash and tear into small pieces.
WontonsFry in hot oil. I use my electric fry pan and do 4 at a time. I use my tongs to flip them and put them on a plate covered with paper towels and dab them with paper towels to remove excess oil. Once cooled, crush into small pieces.
Sesame SeedsSpread on a pan and broil until lightly browned. Watch them carefully as they burn quickly and easily.
Dressing½ c sugar
½ c white vinegar
5 t salt
1 t Accents (found in the spice section)...This is MSG and SO not necessary. I have made the dressing without this the last 2 times and it is just as good. I'm never adding it again.
Combine and boil until sugar is dissolved. Let cool.
Add ½ c salad oil or vegetable oil and ½ t. pepper.
Keep in fridge until it is time to serve.

1 comment:

Pal & Hatty said...

This sounds so good - I am definitely going to try this recipe!