Chicken Salad

Quick Look_______________

If you been around long enough, I'm sure you had this salad at one point. It's easy to make and it's really good. When I normally serve salad, there are leftovers. Somehow this one always seems to go quickly
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 10-15 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy.
  • Labor Intensity: Easy enough to do on your own, though an extra hand would be nice
  • 30 servings, adjust by 1.5x if your group tends to eat multiple servings.


  • 5-6 heads of romaine lettuce [$3-4 at costco]
  • 2 cans of mandarin oranges [$2-3 at safeway]
  • 4 lbs chicken breast [$8 when on sale at safeway]
  • Wonton skins [$2 at safeway]
  • 1 bunch green onions [less than $1]
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • dash of soy sauce
  • Total: somewhere under $20.00 (if you already have other ingredients)


  • Slice chicken into 1/2 inch x 1 inch strips
  • stir fry the chicken
  • drain out liquid as it comes out of chicken
  • Set aside the chicken
  • slice the wonton skins into 1/2 in width
  • deep fry the skins for seconds, until light brown
  • you can pour 1/2 inch of oil into a small pan to deep fry
  • chop green onions
  • tear lettuce into salad size pieces
  • pour oil, vinegar, sugar, sesame oil, pepper and soy sauce in a bowl and mix well or pour into a jar and shake well
  • mix all ingredients, top with green onions

Tom's Tips and Tricks_______________

The salad tastes better cold so you may want to do all the work the night before and refrigerate it. Then shake the dressing, assemble and serve.

[Possible side dish] You can eat this with almost any dish!


Anonymous said…
This sounds really good! I normally hate salad.
Anonymous said…
thanks tom!
Jenn Chen said…
I used to really love this salad until I made the dressing...haha.

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