This is such a refreshing, CRISPY salad, it's super hard to stop eating. It has a slight Oriental TASTE due to the sesame oil in the dressing, and it's FABULOUS! Thanks so much to my husband's aunt JOANN for sharing this yummy recipe with me.
Jo's Chicken Wonton Salad
3 to 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed (or shredded)
1 head iceberg lettuce, torn or cut into bite-size pieces
2 cups chopped celery
5 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1/2 cup toasted sliced or slivered almonds
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
12 to 14 wonton wrappers, fried in oil and broken up
6 to 7 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons dried mustard
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
4 to 5 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Toss all salad ingredients together except wontons in a large bowl. Combine dressing ingredients and toss onto salad (but don't saturate) just before serving. Add wontons. Makes 4 to 6 main dish servings.
TIP: This makes a big salad, so for just me and my hubby, I only use half of the salad mixture, wontons, and dressing. Then we make the other half the next night for dinner too, or sometimes for a big lunch. That way it doesn't get soggy. Try serving with your favorite bread on the side.