Chinese Chicken Salad #SundaySupper

Chinese Chicken Salad

Dad is my substitute teacher.  Not literally, obviously, he’s not a teacher.  We live in the Detroit area so he naturally worked for one of the Big Three and now he makes lights, which is pretty cool.  But he fills in for Mom when she’s unavailable.

This is mostly due to illness or injury.  Sometimes, however rare it may be, Mom, like all moms, needs a little time to herself.  I’m sure by now she thought she’d have a little more of it than she does, but things don’t always go according to plan.

Chinese Chicken Salad

When Mom is unable to fulfill her motherly duties, which are pretty fun these days, typically, Dad steps in.

I’m sure sometimes he doesn’t want to.  He’s tired and worked all week and the mall typically isn’t any guy’s idea of a great weekend plan.  But he is always there to save the day.

It’s funny that often I’m not thrilled about this change of plans in the beginning, but the days with Dad usually end up being fun and very memorable, standing out from other memories.  I can’t explain this, but it is true.

Chinese Chicken Salad

Going to look a Barbies for upwards of an hour to choose the best one when I was a kid is a bit of a blur.  But from the time in sixth grade, we went to Neiman Marcus for the first time and picked up my first pair of Gucci sunglasses to the shoes I told you about the other day, thinking of the days makes me smile.

Even better is that they still happen.  Last year we spent a day in Detroit, touring Ford Field, grabbing a coffee, and splurging on a coat … for him.  This year we went shopping and he said I just had to pick out something to buy (oh, the burden) and then we went to Books on the Lake.

Chinese Chicken Salad

While I make memories with Mom all the time, it’s nice to have some one on one time with Dad now and then.  Like Mom, I appreciate and celebrate him every day and not just on Father’s Day.

For a semi-healthy, Father’s Day treat, I made a Chinese Chicken Salad.  I had leftover ingredients from the Asian Lasagna I made and wanted to use them up with a bit more of a healthy twist.  Greens and vegetables are served on a bed of baked eggroll wrapper crackers and topped with chicken and a sesame dressing.

Dad loved it and hopefully there will be many more meals and days to love.

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad #SundaySupper

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

16 eggroll wrappers
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 head Boston Bibb lettuce
4 sliced mushrooms
½ can of baby corn
½ can of water chestnuts
2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
¼ cup PF Chang’s Sesame Sauce
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place 8 eggroll wrappers on a nonstick baking sheet. Drizzle with oil, spread it evenly over the wrappers and top with 8 more wrappers. Drizzle with more oil and spread it out. Bake about 10 minutes. Check them often. They burn easily. Not that I would know from experience 😉
  2. Break the wrappers into shards once cool and arrange them around two plates. Extras may be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week at room temperature. Tear lettuce and divide among two plates. Top with mushrooms, corn, and water chestnuts.
  3. Arrange the chicken on top. In a small bowl, stir together the sauce and vinegar. Drizzle over the salads immediately before serving. Undressed salads may be stored, covered with plastic, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Dress right before serving.

Notes

Recipe is easily multiplied

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Comments

  1. Such lovely memories of times with your dad! I bet he enjoyed them as much as you did. And I know I’d enjoy this scrumptious salad!

  2. Sounds like you have a wonderful relationship with both of your parents. So nice to make this salad for your dad, love everything about it and I even have some egg roll wrappers to make this myself;)

  3. Your parents truly sound like gems, Laura. Your salad is a wonderful way to celebrate Father’s Day. Very brilliant of you too gift your dad with baked won tons topped with Chinese chicken salad goodies. Truly, your photos make me want to dig in!

  4. Yummy! This is probably my new favourite salad recipe, Laura!

  5. I must admit, it’s the eggroll wrappers that have me sold. I love the idea of the crunchiness from them with your chicken salad!

  6. Love the baked egg roll wrapper idea! This sounds like such a great new version of Chinese chicken salad. Bet Dad was happy!

  7. Love this salad, and how clever to use the egg roll wrappers as a base! Your salad looks fantastic and tasty!

  8. OMG! it looks so delicious!

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    Here is a good one with nice features: http://www.recipesgenerator.com

  9. Great idea for an easy Sunday supper – I’ll need to try this when I have leftover chicken.

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