Chicken and Crispy Wonton Salad Stack

Chicken and Crispy Wonton Salad Stack

This elegant-looking dish is deceptively simple. Using wonton wrappers in plating the salad makes it look as though it came from a high-end restaurant, and fresh basil, mint and cilantro create a flavour that is out of this world. This delicious salad makes a wonderful light lunch or accompaniment to soup at suppertime.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 2 bone-in, skinless chicken breasts , roasted and diced
  • 8 wonton wrappers
  • 1 cup (250 mL) canola oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) lime juice
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lime juice
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) lime zest
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) soy sauce
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) shallots, minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) sesame seeds
  • 1 red pepper(s)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) basil, leaves
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) mint, leaves
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) cilantro, leaves
  • 6 cups (1.5 L) arugula (rocket)
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) green onion(s), chopped, for garnish
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) peanuts, chopped, for garnish
  • 4 sprigs basil, for garnish
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) sesame seeds, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in shallow skillet and fry wonton wrappers over high heat until crisp and golden brown, turning once. Drain on absorbent paper.

  2. Make dressing by whisking together the fresh lime juice, lime peel, soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil, finely minced shallot and sesame seeds.

  3. Mix the chicken with half of the dressing and set aside.

  4. Cut red pepper into thin slivers. Finely mince basil, mint, and cilantro. Toss with the arugula. To assemble the salad, divide the arugula and herbs on 4 plates. Top with a crispy wonton, some of the marinated chicken, slivers of red pepper and a teaspoon of dressing. Add another layer of crispy wonton, marinated chicken, red pepper and another two teaspoons of the dressing. Garnish the salad stacks with green onion, sesame seeds, peanuts and a sprig of fresh basil.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 345 g serving Amount
  • Calories 500
  • Protein 42 g
  • Fat 13 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Carbohydrate 55 g
  • Fibre 5 g
  • Sugar 10 g
  • Cholesterol 85 mg
  • Sodium 680 mg
  • Per 345 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 24
  • Calcium 15
  • Iron 35
  • Vitamin A 25
  • Vitamin C 130
  • Vitamin B6 54
  • Vitamin B12 26
  • Folate 33
  • Magnesium 46
  • Zinc 28

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