Asian Wild-Rice-and-Chicken Salad - First Prize 1997


1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons roasted sesame oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon ginger juice, or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
SALAD: 1-1/2 cups cooked wild rice, cooled to room temperature
1-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken or turkey
1 small can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
2 stalks celery, chopped with tops
1-1/2 cups fresh snow-pea pods, lightly steamed; or frozen, thawed, and drained
1 cup crisp Chinese noodles
lemon slices, for garnish


For dressing: Whisk ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Let stand at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes to allow flavors to blend.

For salad: Place first 6 ingredients into a large salad bowl and toss gently. Pour dressing over salad and toss again. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours. Just before serving, toss once more and top with Chinese noodles. Garnish with lemon slices.


about 6 cups of salad

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This is the BEST chicken

This is the BEST chicken salad that I have EVER tasted!!!!