Giada's Asian Chicken Salad

"Just watched Giada make this and it looks so light and tasty! Can't wait to try it. Update: did try and have changed the dressing slightly, in agreement with the first review."
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  • For the salad: Using a vegetable peeler, shave the carrot and add to a large salad bowl. Stir in the cabbage, lettuce, pepper, Thai basil, chicken, almonds, and sesame seeds.
  • For the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, if using.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well. Garnish with the chow mein noodles and serve.
  • **Cook's Note: To toast the slivered almonds, arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F oven for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly golden. Cool completely before using.

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  1. You beat me to it. I was just about to post this (I Giada make them on her show today). I really enjoyed the salad and LOVED the addition of toasted black sesame seeds. They actually began to "pop" in the dry skillet. I thought the dressing was lacking something. Next time I will add less oil, more vinegar and more soy sauce. I used a rotisserie chicken which really adds to this dish. IMO the addition of the chow mein noodles really enhances this salad. Don't leave them out! Thanks for posting.


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