Dawn’s Recipes: Chinese Chicken Salad


4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

4 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup salad oil

3 tablespoons sesame seeds, browned (see note)


1 head lettuce, cut up (or 1 bag)

1 cup cooked chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces

4 green onions, sliced 

1/4 cup sliced almonds, browned  (see note)

1 cup chow main noodles

1.  Mix vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper and whisk in salad oil until combined.  Add browned sesame seeds.

2.  In a large bowl add lettuce, chicken, onions, almonds.

3.  Pour dressing (you may not need all the dressing) over salad and sprinkle salad with chow mien noodles.

Note:  To brown almonds, put on cookie sheet and brown in 400 degree oven for a few minutes.  Watch carefully as they can burn fast!  Do the same for the sesame seeds on a different cookie sheet as the sesame seeds will brown first.  This step is important as browning will bring out their flavor.

Makes 4 main dish salads

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