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Chinese Chicken Salad with Honey Sesame Crisps

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 package of rice sticks, broken into 3 inch pieces (available at Asian markets)
  • oil for frying
  • 3 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup scallions, sliced on the bias
  • 1 large head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 cup toasted, slivered almonds
  • 2 tbs toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 cup snow peas, cut into julienne
  • 1/2 cup water chestnuts
Chinese honey dressing:
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tbs sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
Honey sesame crisps:
  • 4 pita breads
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
Directions:
  • Deep fry rice sticks in small batches. They will puff in only a few seconds.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine all of the ingredients except for the rice sticks.
  • To make the dressing combine ingredients in a jar, cover and shake to combine well.
  • Pour the honey dressing over salad and toss along with the rice sticks and serve with the honey sesame crisps.
  • To make the honey sesames crisps, split pita breads.
  • Combine the butter and honey and spread of each half of the pita.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds, then place under a broiler and toast for about 1 minute or until slightly browned.

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