Asian Chicken Salad with Sweet and Spicy Wasabi Dressing

Photo: Oxmoor House
Don't be shy about using the wasabi powder—the dressing is full of flavor, not heat. Rotisserie chicken works well for this salad, although any shredded cooked chicken will do.

Prep: 10 minutes

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups salad and 3 wonton strips)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 316
Caloriesfromfat 40 %
Fat 14 g
Satfat 3.6 g
Monofat 5.9 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 25.3 g
Carbohydrate 23.5 g
Fiber 2.5 g
Cholesterol 67 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 279 mg
Calcium 100 mg

Ingredients

2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 teaspoon wasabi powder (dried Japanese horseradish)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (11.4-ounce) package Asian supreme salad mix (such as Fresh Express)
1 (8 1/4-ounce) can mandarin oranges in light syrup, drained
2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (about 3/4 pound)
1 diagonally cut green onion

Preparation

1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl; stir well with a whisk.

2. Add salad mix to vinegar mixture, reserving wonton strips for topping and sesame-orange dressing for another use. Add oranges and chicken; toss gently to coat. Top evenly with onion and reserved wonton strips.

Note:

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April 2009