I found this amazing salad on Foodie Crush. I think Chinese Chicken Salad is making a comeback this year and the fusilli and homemade wonton strips in this one are genius. I added some extra chicken, almonds, sesame oil and soy sauce to make it even more exciting. Enjoy!
Chinese Chicken Salad with Fusilli and Sesame Dressing
12 3-inch wonton skins, sliced into 1/4″ strips
1/2 cup canola or corn oil for frying
4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
2 chicken breast, shredded
2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted lightly
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
2 cups cooked fusilli pasta noodles, cooled
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable or grapeseed oil
6 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
3 teaspoon sesame oil
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
3 teaspoons light soy sauce
2 tablespoon sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
Heat canola or corn oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. When oil starts to shimmer, fry wonton skins in batches of 5-7 strips for 30 seconds each side or until lightly browned, working quickly so they don’t burn. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels until cooled.
In a large bowl, combine lettuce, chicken breast, green onion, almonds and pasta.
Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk well until sugar dissolves. Dress lettuce mixture with 2-3 tablespoons of sesame dressing and top with sesame seeds and wonton strips and serve.