Wonton Chicken Salad

This salad is a delicious, light summertime meal.  It’s simple to make and very tasty.

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The list of ingredients is pretty simple: chicken,  romaine lettuce, parsley, green onions, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, lemon juice.  There are only three ingredients you may not have on hand:  sesame seeds, square wonton wraps, and sesame seed oil.  The wonton wraps can be found in the produce section of your grocery store, near the tofu and other such products.  The sesame seed oil will be near the soy sauce on the aisle for international food products.

Start by cooking about 1 pound of chicken in a little bit of oil.

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Cook until meat is no longer pink, but still very tender.

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Set chicken aside to cool.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 425.  Open won ton wraps and remove half the package.

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Slice into three strips.

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Place strips on baking sheets, then lightly spray with cooking spray and sprinkle lightly with salt.

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Bake until crunchy and golden brown.  Then set aside to cool.

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Chop one or two heads of romaine lettuce and place in salad bowl.

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Add 3/4 cup chopped green onions

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and 1 cup chopped parsley.

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Chop cooled chicken.

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Sprinkle over top of salad.

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Now, to make the dressing.  In a small bowl, place 1 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper.

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Add 2 1/2 Tb. sugar and 3 Tb. sesame seed oil.

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Add 1/4 cup cider vinegar.

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Finish off with 1/2 to 1 tsp. lemon juice and mix well.

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Drizzle dressing over salad.

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Crush wonton strips and add to salad.

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Sprinkle with 2 Tb. sesame seeds.  (Sorry, I know they’re hard to see.)

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Gently toss the salad and you’re ready to go!

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Serve with parsley and additional wonton strips, if desired.

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As I said, it’s a light, tasty dinner.  Perfect for hot summer days!

Wonton Chicken Salad

1 lb. chicken
1-2 heads romaine lettuce
3/4 cup chopped green onions
1 cup chopped parsley
1/2 package square won ton wraps
2 Tb. sesame seeds

For the dressing:
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 1/2 Tb. sugar
3 Tb. sesame seed oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 tsp. lemon juice

Cook chicken and set aside to cool.  Cut wontons into strips and place on baking sheet.  Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt.  Bake at 425 until golden brown.

Cut lettuce and place in salad bowl.  Add chopped green onions and chopped parsley.  Chop chicken and add to salad.

In small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients.  Drizzle over salad.  Crush wontons and add to salad.  Sprinkle 2 Tb. sesame seeds over wontons.  Toss salad and serve.

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