Saturday, September 3, 2011

Won Ton Chicken Salad

I'm afraid this picture doesn't do this salad justice.  This is my hubby's very favorite salad EVER!  I've made this salad nearly every week the entire summer.  When I ask him what he wants me to plan into the menu, he always mentions this salad.  Even my kiddos love it.  The chicken makes this very hearty and the dressing adds a nice tang.  I'm sure it will be your family's favorite salad too!

This recipe has several steps, and all of them can be done ahead of time, so this is a snap to put together when you're ready to serve dinner.  I always take this to potluck dinners and I always come home with an empty bowl and cramped hands from rewriting the recipe a dozen times.

**This salad doesn't store well, so assemble immediately before serving.**

Won Ton Chicken Salad
Serves 10-12

For the salad:

1/2 head of iceberg lettuce
1 head romaine lettuce
3 green onions, sliced
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
About 15 won ton wrappers, fried in oil until golden brown and crispy
1 Tbs. sesame seeds for garnish

For the chicken:

3 chicken breasts
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup sugar
Dash of Accent (This is MSG--a flavor enhancer and can be found in the spice aisle at the grocery store)


4 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. pepper
5 Tbs. vinegar
2 tsp. Accent
1/2 cup vegetable oil

In a large bowl, mix all the salad ingredients except the fried won ton wrappers and sesame seeds and refrigerate.

In a skillet, heat the soy sauce, sugar and Accent until the sugar is dissolved.  Add the chicken and bring to a boil.  Cover and reduce the heat to simmer for about 1 hour or until the chicken is very tender.  Shred the chicken while warm, transfer to a covered bowl and refrigerate until cold (about 30 minutes).

For the dressing, whisk all the ingredients together and set aside until ready to assemble the salad.

To assemble the salad:  Break up the won ton wrappers and add to the salad along with the shredded chicken.  Toss to evenly distribute.  Pour the dressing over the salad, toss, sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve immediately.

Source:  My cousin Andrea B.

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