Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Chinese Chicken Salad

Now, I don't know what the traditional way of making this salad is or if there really even is one. I saw so many different versions when I tried looking it up on recipezaar. This is my parent's recipe or Empire Caterer's recipe that is. I loved this salad when they would make it for catering dinners and called my dad for the recipe last week, having a sudden nostalgic craving for it. Unfortunately, they've only ever made this in batches that serve fifty or more people so trying to convert the measurements down was guess work. I took what my dad gave me and played around with it from there. Mine ended up quite tasty, but with a bit too much soy sauce. So my new adjustment to that is reflected here. Enjoy!

Chinese Chicken Salad
The Chernans


1 cup mayonnaise
3 Tbs. sour cream
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbs soy sauce
1/4 tsp ground ginger
2 Tbs sugar

Mix all ingredients together. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 min to an hour before using.


grilled chicken breast (or boiled) cut into strips or diced
romaine lettuce
chinese crunchy noodles
bean sprouts
cashews or sliced almonds
mandarin oranges
water chestnuts ( I don't like them, so i leave them out)

Amounts are subject to how many you are serving. The dressing will cover at least one normal sized bag of prepackaged romaine, probably two.

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