Asian-Style Wild Rice and Chicken or Turkey Salad

READY IN: 3hrs
Recipe by Kittencal@recipezazz

Plan ahead the salad needs to chill for about 2 hours before serving. This will serve 3-4 people but can easily be doubled

Top Review by Saeriu

Made this for a family birthday party and it turned out wonderful! I brought left overs to work and they dissappeared very quickly. I gave the recipe to 2 co-workers. I made the recipe exactly as written except my grocery store didn't have snow peas so I used frozen sugar snap. Still wonderful. I cooked the chicken in a little sesame oil, garlic and lemon juice. I'll definitely make it again in the future, but maybe next time around add a little fresh grated ginger to kick it up a little. Thanks for posting this recipe! Saeriu

Ingredients Nutrition

  • DRESSING

  • 14 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 12 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic (optional)
  • SALAD

  • 1 12 cups cooked wild rice
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken (or use turkey)
  • 14 cup sliced water chestnuts (or to taste)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 12 cups fresh snow peas (lightly steamed, or use frozen thawed)
  • salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup crispy chow mein noodles (optional or to taste)
  • green onion, chopped

Directions

  1. For the dressing; whisk all ingredients together until the sugar is completey dissolved; let stand at room temperature for 45 minutes to blend flavors (or chill overnight) before using.
  2. For the salad; Place the cooked wild rice, cooked chicken or turkey, water chestnuts, chopped onion, celery and snow peas in a large glass salad bowl; toss to combine.
  3. Pour the dressing over; toss to combine well and chill for about 2 hours.
  4. Just before serving, toss again and season with salt and black pepper.
  5. Sprinkle with crispy noodles and green onions.
  6. Delicious!

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