Chinese Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing

Chinese Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing

Chinese Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing

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Serves

4 people

Peanut butter lovers beware.  The dressing in this colorful and tasty salad is addictive.

Recipe courtesy Simply Suppers by Jennifer Chandler 

 

Ingredients

  • For the Peanut Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh peeled ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • A pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • For the salad:
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Dressing
  • 1/2 cup fresh snow peas
  • 1 bag (5 ounces) Spring Mix salad blend
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 carrots, peeled and shredded on the large holes of a traditional grater
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts
  • 2 limes, quartered, for garnish

Preparation

  • 1 For the Peanut Dressing:
  • 2 In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, peanut butter, ginger, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, canola oil, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • 3 For the salad:
  • 4 Bring salted water to a boil in a medium pot. Add snow peas and cook until vibrant green and crisp tender, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.
  • 5 Drain the peas and immerse in an ice water bath to stop the cooking process. Drain again and place in a large salad bowl.
  • 6 Add the salad blend, chicken, carrots, scallions, cilantro, and peanuts and toss.
  • 7 Add the dressing to taste and gently toss to coat.
  • 8 Garnish with lime wedges. Serve immediately.
  • 9
  • 10 Tip: To save time, pick up a roasted rotisserie chicken at your local grocery for this recipe. The meat will be fresh, juicy, and flavorful.

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