Chinese Chicken Salad: One of my favorite summer recipes

A year or two ago a second cousin sent my dad a photocopy of a recipe of my Granny Marge’s chinese chicken salad recipe, written in her own hand.  Apparently she made it all the time, although I had no recollection of it.  It was neat to see her handwriting again and to try her recipe, which I find to be the perfect tasty, light main-course salad for summer.  (Consequently Gavin and I have this regularly!)

Granny Marge’s Chinese Chicken Salad

___A____(mix, shake, set aside)
1/4 c. oil
3 TBS vinegar (I use seasoned rice vinegar)
2 TBS Sugar
1/2 tsp Pepper (seems too much, isn’t)

1/2 lb chicken (cooked, shredded) (usually I cook 1-2 boneless, skinless breasts & shred)
1 sm head lettuce, cut very fine
2-6 TBS toasted almonds
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2-4 TBS sesame seeds, toasted (careful, they burn fast!)
1- 5oz can chow mein noodles
1 tsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp salt (or soy sauce, if you insist)
(sometimes I also add thinly sliced red bell pepper and/or shredded carrots)

Combine B – Add A – Mix – ENJOY!


About jenny

Jennifer Smith Greene is originally from and lives currently in Burbank, California with her husband Gavin Greene. Jenny completed her undergraduate degree from Woodbury University in Graphic Design. She has worked as a graphics & web designer, both as an in-house and freelance designer. She also has completed a Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She has worked as a hospital chaplain and in support roles in various churches. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys watercolor painting. She has taken classes and workshops under Joseph Stoddard, Tom Fong, Danny Gregory and Jane Friend. Additionally, Jenny is active in the community and volunteers her time on the Board of Family Promise of East San Fernando Valley, a social service nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless children and their families by providing shelter and support services to help the families find jobs and housing. Jenny enjoys reading (and highly recommends the site Goodreads), watching movies, playing softball and tennis and taking walks with her husband. Otherwise, Jenny is always curious to find out about those people who come to her site and would love to hear from you!
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