• 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • 3 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
  • cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 package wontons
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 2/3 C. rice vinegar
  • 3/4 C. canola oil
  • 2 T. sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 T. soy sauce
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 4 T. sesame seeds

Directions:

Heat about 1 inch of oil in a pot on the stove top. Use pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut wontons in thirds (3 strips). You may not need the entire package, depending on how much salad you are making. I used about 1/3 of the package. You will want the oil 375 degrees. Test by dipping a wonton in and seeing if it bubbles up quickly. Fry wontons a few at a time and set on paper towels to dry. These can be made ahead of time and kept in an air tight container.

Tear clean lettuce into chunks and place in a large salad bowl. Top with cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, and red onion. Add chicken and top with Sweet Sesame Dressing. Toss salad together. Once everything is well coated, add wonton strips and gently toss to combine.

 

For dressing:

Place all ingredients in quart jar and shake vigorously. If desired, make ahead of time and store in the fridge.

* I cut this recipe in half for the two of us. It makes plenty !

* I also marinated two chicken breasts the night before in a teriyaki marinade with minced garlic and cooked it on the griddler instead of plain cubed chicken.