Oriental Chicken Salad
Lettuce salad topped with tender seasoned fried chicken breast, sliced almonds, chow mein noodles, and a homemade honey-mustard salad dressing resulting in a tasty Chinese salad
leaf lettuce, washed and torn
shredded red cabbage (optional)
chow mein noodles
fried chicken strips (recipe below)
homemade honey mustard dressing (recipe below)
Fried chicken strips ingredients:
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
1/4-1/3 cup vegetable oil
6 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon white vinegar
8 teaspoons mayonnaise or salad dressing
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon sesame or olive oil
1. Slice chicken breast into thin strips (as thin as possible).
2. In a medium-large container with a tight-fitting lid, combine flour, seasoned salt, pepper, garlic powder, and parsley flakes. Add 1/4 of the chicken meat; close tightly and shake vigorously to coat. Continue adding meat in three more sections, each time replacing the lid and shaking the container (leave meat in when adding more).
3. Heat 1/4-1/3 cup oil in a large skillet over medium heat (or just slightly above medium). Add chicken and spread out over bottom of skillet. Allow to fry for several minutes, then stir. Continue stirring and frying until chicken is completely cooked. Drain on paper towels to remove excess grease.
4. Combine dressing ingredients and whisk to remove lumps.
5. To assemble salad, layer plates with lettuce, cabbage, fried chicken, chow mein noodles, almonds, and top with the homemade dressing.
The fried chicken pieces can be still warm/hot, or, if you need to make this up ahead of time, you can refrigerate the chicken and serve a completely cold salad: it's good either way!
This recipe is a 10/10, in my opinion. I love it!!! The fried chicken is a nice treat, so salty and flavorful! The dressing accents the delicious chicken and chow mein noodle flavors. If you have leftover dressing, you can use it as a honey-mustard dip for chicken, or as a salad dressing. It's tasty and keeps well in the fridge. This salad is one of my favorites. A friend of mine made this for me when I ate lunch at her house, and I have been making my own ever since. Very yummy!!