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Chinese Chicken Salad

I think I had 3 servings of this salad while waiting for the husband to get home from work.  It is good.  Try it.

Chinese Chicken Salad (adapted from Joy of Cooking)

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 can mandarin oranges (11 oz), drained and juice reserved
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup peanut oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Asian chili paste
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup chow mein noodles

Marinate chicken strips in soy sauce.  Cook in hot oil until browned and no longer pink.  Combine chicken, orange pieces, onion, and peanuts in a large bowl.  In a small bowl, whisk together the reserved juice, lemon juice, chili sauce, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper.  Pour 2/3 cup of dressing over the chicken mixture.  Combine.  Serve over cabbage and top with chow mein noodles.

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