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Healthy Eating, Mains, Salads

Chi Dynasty's Chinese chicken salad

Chi Dynasty's Chinese chicken salad
Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Dear SOS: My wife and I had Chi Dynasty in Studio City recommended to us. We went there last Saturday and had three appetizers, one of which was the Chinese chicken salad. Its menu professed that it was "voted best ... Read more

Total time: 40 minutes | Serves 4 to 6

Dressing

  • 5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger

Step 1In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, sesame oil and ginger. Taste and adjust seasoning and flavoring as desired. This makes a generous one-half cup of dressing.

Salad assembly

  • 8 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
  • 3 cups crispy rice noodles
  • 1 pound boiled chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped peanuts, more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons minced preserved ginger, more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon roasted black sesame seeds, more to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions, more to taste
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, more to taste
  • Dressing

Step 1In a large bowl, toss together the lettuce, noodles, chicken, peanuts, ginger, sesame seeds, green onions and cilantro leaves. Add half the dressing, tossing to lightly coat. Taste, and toss in additional dressing as desired. Serve immediately.

Note: Adapted from Chi Dynasty in Studio City. To make crispy rice noodles, fry the noodles in oil heated to 350 degrees until they're crisp, 1 to 2 minutes; drain on paper towels.

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