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    Szechwan Chicken Salad With Dressing

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    25 mins

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    5 mins

    PaulaG's Note:

    Daughter gives us a Harry and David fruit of the month gift for Christmas. This month was "pearsnapples" and the insert had this wonderful salad. It is out of this world.

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    Ingredients:

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    Dressing

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place all ingredients for dressing into a small saucepan.
    2. 2
      Warm on low heat until creamy and well blended, whisking constantly.
    3. 3
      Add a 1 or 2 tablespoons of water to dressing until desired consistency.
    4. 4
      Mix about 2 cups of cold water and 1 Tbsp of lemon juice.
    5. 5
      Core apple and pear, cut into thin slices and drop into cold water.
    6. 6
      Wash and tear greens into bite size pieces.
    7. 7
      Combine chicken, cucumber and coriander.
    8. 8
      When ready to serve, drain and lightly dry the fruit.
    9. 9
      On chilled salad plates divide the greens into 2 portions, place chicken mixture in mound on top.
    10. 10
      Arrange the fruit slices on top and serve with the dressing.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 07, 2010

      55

      I liked this salad quite a lot. I enjoyed the combination of spinach, crisp cold pears & apples, and the cilantro. The dressing is delicious and pairs well with the ingredients. I did have a problem with the thickness of the dressing and repeatedly added additional water. I do agree with other reviewers that sunflower seeds or chow mein noodles would be a nice added ingredient to add crunch. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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    • on May 30, 2008

      55

      Made this salad yesterday morning and then took in a cooler to the pool with the kids. I made just as listed but reduced the amount of hot pepper sauce and cayenne pepper for kids. Excellent salad and wonderful for a take along. Next time, for adults, I will keep the hot stuff at the amounts written as I like it hot! Also, I think next time I will up the pear and apple to two of each as we really liked those bits the best. Thank you Paula for posting this wonderful and unique salad.

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    • on September 12, 2014

      55

      I am so happy eating this salad ~ it's so delicious! i used spicy chili sesame oil instead of the hot pepper sauce & cayenne. I poached my chicken breast in salted water so it's really tender. Love the (slight) burn that's building up! Contrast that with the cool crunchy pears, apples & cucumber ~ yippee! I'm eating the whole thing for my lunch right now. Made for Culinary Quest 2014/CCQ. Oh! I also ended up adding more water than listed to the dressing but once it was thinned out, it was amazing! love the flavors! Thanks, Paula!

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    Nutritional Facts for Szechwan Chicken Salad With Dressing

    Serving Size: 1 (603 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 560.9
     
    Calories from Fat 273
    48%
    Total Fat 30.4 g
    46%
    Saturated Fat 6.4 g
    32%
    Cholesterol 46.4 mg
    15%
    Sodium 1266.4 mg
    52%
    Total Carbohydrate 52.0 g
    17%
    Dietary Fiber 9.3 g
    37%
    Sugars 33.6 g
    134%
    Protein 28.3 g
    56%

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