I try to use organic vegetables whenever possible.
I love this spring mix, green leaf lettuce would work well with this salad as well.
I would highly suggest not using iceberg lettuce.
I just can’t get into using iceberg.
I shred my Napa Cabbage first, then soak it in cold water before spinning it in my favorite salad spinner.
I love mixing cabbages because I need a crunch in my salad.
You can julienne, dice, or chop your carrots, or purchase carrots already shredded for you.
Fry wontons strips in hot oil until golden brown, then drain.
You can also buy wontons crisp already made for you in the cracker section of your grocery store.
Assemble the salad by placing the lettuce onto a big tray, top with the cabbage, chicken, and almonds.
I do this only for the presentation of it all. I like to see the ingredients layered.
You don’t have to do this!
Roasted chicken, crispy lettuce, cabbage, with an orange marmalade vinaigrette makes this quick and easy Chinese Chicken salad my go to meal.
3 cups roasted chicken breast, shredded
3 cups green leaf lettuce, chopped
1 head Napa cabbage shredded
1 medium bag of coleslaw, about 3 cups
1/2 cup scallion, chopped
1/2 cup almonds, sliced
1/2 pack of wontons, fried
1 cup cooking oil
chow mein noodles, fried to garnish
For the Vinaigrette:
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons soy sauce, low sodium
4 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons orange marmalade
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
2 teaspoons ginger, minced
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
Heat oil over medium heat, fry wontons until light brown, drain, and set aside.
Add vinaigrette ingredients to a lidded jar, shake well.
Toss shredded chicken with around 2 tablespoons of vinaigrette.
Wash and spin all salad greens until completely dry.
Add greens to a large bowl top with chicken and remaining ingredients.
Serve with extra vinaigrette plus wontons and chow mein noodles.
The salad can be tossed with the vinaigrette if serving immediately. Otherwise, I would suggest you wait until you’re ready to serve to toss the salad with the vinaigrette, top with wontons, and chow mein.
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