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Asian Rotisserie Chicken Salad

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For a salad with the best texture, shred the chicken instead of cubing it. The technique is simple: Holding a fork, tines down, in each hand, pull the meat into pieces along the grain.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, June 2007

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh cilantro leaves and soft stems
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 rotisserie chicken (about 2 1/2 pounds), skin and bones removed, meat shredded (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 medium red cabbage (8 ounces), cored and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 red bell pepper (ribs and seeds removed), thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup cashews

Directions

  1. Make dressing: In a blender, combine cilantro, lime juice, and oil; season with salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.

  2. In a large bowl, combine chicken, cabbage, bell pepper, and scallions; season with salt and pepper. In another large bowl, toss lettuce with 1/2 cup dressing. Divide among four bowls, and top with chicken mixture. Drizzle all with remaining dressing, and sprinkle with cashews.

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  • MS10843995
    17 JUL, 2014
    This was good. I added some canned mandarin oranges, and chow mein noodles. But like others, the dressing just did not go. It needed to be a bit sweeter. Something was lacking.... the cilantro was more Mexican than Asian to me.
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  • feedemwell
    5 AUG, 2010
    For a yummy variation I add 1 T. sesame seed oil to the dressing,add some crispy wonton strips, omit shredded lettuce, scoop up into lettuce cups instead. Even picky kids dig it!
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  • sanantoniorays
    17 AUG, 2009
    When I saw the title I immediate thought of Margaret Cho. I wonder what she might think of the recipe. She is my favorite female humorist.
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  • wyngrrrl13
    11 AUG, 2009
    Put this salad ontop of Soba noodles that have been lightly tossed with sesame oil for an even more filling meal.
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  • Karabizera
    30 JUL, 2008
    Yum yum! Loved the combination of ingredients, super easy to make and very flavorful. I think it tastes more Mexican than Asian because of the cilantro
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  • CVDW
    30 JUL, 2008
    I made this salad last night and it was great. Whole family ate it. Definitely will make again.
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  • CVDW
    30 JUL, 2008
    I made this salad last night and it was great. Whole family ate it. Definitely will make again.
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  • CVDW
    30 JUL, 2008
    I made this salad last night and it was great. Whole family ate it. Definitely will make again.
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  • CVDW
    30 JUL, 2008
    I made this salad last night and it was great. Whole family ate it. Definitely will make again.
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  • MWetzel
    28 JUL, 2008
    Great timing, I finally purchased a mandoline over the weekend and I used it to prepare this salad. I added green peppers and to the dressing added crushed red pepper, heat is always a bonus for flavor. I roasted some chicken breasts with EVOO and S
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