Sunday, July 1, 2012

Wonton Chicken Salad

I love a good summer salad.  Many of my favorite salads combine greens with pasta, and this one did just that.  When you add the pasta and a meat in, it can definitely be used for a main dish.  This definitely can do that :)  

Wonton Chicken Salad

15 small square wonton wrappers
canola oil
2 cups uncooked rotini pasta
2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
2 cooked chicken breast, diced
6 green onion, diced
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 cans mandarin oranges, drained
sesame ginger dressing (I used Marketside Sesame Ginger Dressing from Walmart)
seasame seeds, optional for garnish

Cut wontons into 1/4 inch strips. I do this with a pizza cutter.  In a skillet, place enough oil to completely cove the bottom and heat over medium.  Once oil is hot, add wonton strips in batches of about 8 strips at a time. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Place on a plate lined with a paper towel to drain.

Cook rotini according to package and rinse with cold water.  Toss lettuce with pasta and divide mixture between 6 plates.  Top each plate evenly with the chicken, green onion, almond slices, and oranges.  Drizzle each plated salad with dressing and top with wonton strips and sesame sees if desired. Makes 6 main dish salads.

Recipe Source:  Real Mom Kitchen

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