Monday, February 18, 2013

Chinese Chicken Salad (P.F. Chang's Style)

I pinned a recipe on Pinterest for how to make P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps, you can see that recipe here, but instead of using the recipe to make chicken wraps I used it to make a chicken salad. I was blown away at how delicious the salad was, I ate another chicken salad the next day for lunch with the left overs I was that good!

The first thing you will need to make is your "dressing" and to do this you will need:
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon sesame oil

Mix the water and sugar together in a bowl until the sugar is dissolved. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Place in the fridge until your salad is ready to serve.

The next step is to prepare the stir fry sauce and the only ingredients you will need for this is:
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon rice wine vinegar

Mix all these ingredients well in a small bowl then set aside.

 The last thing you will need to prepare is the chicken and for this you will need:
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced
1 cup water chestnuts chopped
3 tablespoons onion chopped
1 teaspoon minced garlic
(I ended up adding some frozen peas as well)

Pour a bit of oil into a pan then add your sliced chicken breasts and cook until cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and let cool for just a bit. As your chicken is cooling chop the water chestnuts and the onion. When the chicken is cool enough to handle chop it all up. Add a bit more oil to your pan and toss in the chicken, water chestnuts, onion and the minced garlic (I also add the peas at this time.) 

Add the stir fry sauce that was set aside and mix everything together really well. Let the mixture saute for a couple minutes and remove it from the heat.

Now is the time to assemble your salad so throw some lettuce in a bowl, add a couple spoon fulls of your chicken stir fry then pour some of the "dressing" that was cooling in the fridge over everything. 

It was SO good I seriously couldn't get enough!