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Kinda Like California Pizza Kitchen Chinese Chicken Salad

Kinda Like California Pizza Kitchen Chinese Chicken Salad created by newlywedcookingadve

I found this recipe on Epinions.com in a review of California Pizza Kitchen from chic_seeker. The reviewer included a close copycat recipe to the restaurant's delicious Chinese chicken salad. I included this with other salads in a recent lunch for a crowd and this was the first thing gone. (Prep time cited does not include cooking chicken)

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20mins
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ingredients

  • Dressing

  • 4 12 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon asian chili paste (I used sambal oelek with good results)
  • 1 12 teaspoons grated ginger (about a teaspoon of powdered works well)
  • 4 12 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 12 tablespoons sesame oil
  • For Salad

  • 2 -3 large cooked chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, chopped into chunks
  • sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 head napa cabbage, chopped
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 12 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 carrots (peeled and shredded or julienned)
  • 34 cup peanuts, chopped (sliced or slivered almonds might be nice also)
  • 1 bunch about 8 scallion (white and light green parts chopped crosswise)

directions

  • In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients, whisk and set aside.
  • In a really large salad bowl, combine cabbage, lettuce, cilantro and green onions and toss gently.
  • Sprinkle in the sesame seeds and peanuts.
  • Add the chicken.
  • Pour in the dressing and toss.
  • Enjoy!
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"I found this recipe on Epinions.com in a review of California Pizza Kitchen from chic_seeker. The reviewer included a close copycat recipe to the restaurant's delicious Chinese chicken salad. I included this with other salads in a recent lunch for a crowd and this was the first thing gone. (Prep time cited does not include cooking chicken)"
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  1. Kinako
    I tried this dressing after looking up a recipe for hoisin sauce and realizing it has nearly the exact same ingredients you've got listed here for the dressing itself! So, rather than making the hoisin sauce recipe, I sort of split the difference and just added a few tbsps. of Chinese light soy sauce to THIS dressing recipe! All it really needed was a bit more sweetness. Otherwise, just as I remember! I enjoyed it in salads all weekend long!
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  2. Kinako
    Omitted hoisin, added a few tbsps. Chinese light soy sauce instead and a bit more brown sugar. Perfect!
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  3. newlywedcookingadve
    Kinda Like California Pizza Kitchen Chinese Chicken Salad Created by newlywedcookingadve
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  4. newlywedcookingadve
    I tried this recipe tonight because I was hoping to re-create CPK's Asian slaw that I so love! I halved the recipe which was perfect for 2 people. I added fried wontons like you add to salad and some bean sprouts. The dressing was spot on. Great recipe!<br/><br/>http://www.mynewlywedcookingadventures.com/2013/05/knock-off-california-pizza-kitchen.html
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  5. pattikay in L.A.
    I found this recipe on Epinions.com in a review of California Pizza Kitchen from chic_seeker. The reviewer included a close copycat recipe to the restaurant's delicious Chinese chicken salad. I included this with other salads in a recent lunch for a crowd and this was the first thing gone. (Prep time cited does not include cooking chicken)
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