Chinese Chicken Salad

recipe

15 wonton skins, cut into strips (or if you don’t want to fry: 1 cup fried crispy chow mein noodles)
oil for frying
1 head lettuce, leaves shredded or torn
2 cooked chicken breasts, meat shredded with your fingers
1 cucumber, sliced
handful snow peas, sliced on diagonal
11 ounce can mandarin oranges, drained

For the dressing
a la Applebee’s Oriental Chicken Salad Dressing (this dressing is SO good)

makes scant 1 cup (use half for the salad and store the rest in refrigerator)

6 tablespoons honey
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1/2 cup mayonnaise
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2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
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1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
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3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
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To make the salad dressing, whisk together the honey, mayonnaise, mustard until very smooth. Then whisk in the oil and vinegar.

To fry the wonton skin strips, heat 1 inch of oil until 375F. If you don’t have a thermometer, just slide one wonton strip into the oil – it should sizzle immediately and turn light golden brown in about 30 seconds. Fry the wonton strips in several batches and drain on a rack or layers of paper towels. Each batch should take about 30 seconds to 1 minute to fry.

Assemble Chinese Chicken Salad with lettuce, chicken, cucumber, snow peas, mandarin oranges. Drizzle on salad dressing and sprinkle with wonton strips.
How to poach chicken breasts

How I cooked my chicken was in the oven in a cast iron skillet, Turned the temp up to about 425 and cooked the breasts 10 minutes each side. Added salt and pepper and then cooked
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