Chinese Chicken Salad III

Chinese Chicken Salad III

283 Reviews 15 Pics
  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
Recipe by  Teri

“This is one of my favorite salads. It tastes so good you wouldn't even suspect it's low-fat. Wonton wrappers (or skins) can be found in the deli or produce section of most supermarkets.”

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  1. To prepare the dressing, whisk together the hoisin sauce, peanut butter, brown sugar, chili paste, ginger, vinegar, and sesame oil.
  2. Grill or broil the chicken breasts until cooked, about 10 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Cool and slice.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C). Spray a large shallow pan with nonstick vegetable spray; arrange shredded wontons in a single layer and bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Cool.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, wontons, lettuce, carrots, green onions and cilantro. Toss with dressing and serve.

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Well finally I know the secret ingredient in my favorite salad at Houston's Restaurant: Hoisin sauce. The salad was good, I just didn't love it. The sauce was good but I should have added the veg. oil as suggested by other reviewers - it clung heavily to the greens. Also I love spicy but I thought the chili paste was too much. Maybe cutting it in half or even leaving it out would be prudent. I tried 1/2 Napa cabbage, wish I had stuck with all romaine. Oh, and the wontons were great. If you cut them thin and bake them on a cookie sheet - at low heat as suggested by another user - they puff up and taste great. Make extra b/c your family might snap them up before the salad is ready. Oh, and I sauted my chicken in some hoison sauce and sesame oil. It did add a lot to the taste of the salad I thought.



This is exactly like Houston's salad, which I love, only it is missing one piece, and i think that is what is frustrating some of the reviewers. At Houston's, the peanut sauce is drizzled over the salad (or put on the side if requested). The main dressing is a LIME VINAIGRETTE. you can make a simple lime vinaigrette if you like, or Paul Newman's line makes a light lime vinaigrette that is great - i like very few dressings out of the bottle, and this is one of them. So if you make the salad, toss it in the lime vinaigrette, and then drizzle the peanut sauce after you put the tortilla strips, then you have a Houston's chicken salad. YUM!



This was so good. I wish I had some left for lunch today. I doubled the recipe as a side dish for a party, and the bowl was cleaned out. I used some reviewers suggestions and added mandarin oranges and substituted napa cabbage for half of the romaine. It was a great suggestion to thin out the dressing with the juice from the oranges. The dressing smelled and tasted wonderful. I shredded the napa cabbage and romaine lettuce really fine. I also substituted chow mein noodles for the wonton wrappers to save time. Thank you, Teri for this great recipe that I will definitely make again!

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Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 393 cal
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs
  • 41.9 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 34.1 g
  • 68%
  • Cholesterol
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 772 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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