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I've gotten so used to routine that I haven't cooked anything new lately. But I got bored and got cooking! So that means it's time for a new yummy recipe. One of my favorite salads is the Chinese Chicken Salad. Chinese Chicken Salad is not authentic Chinese cuisine, but a Western creation with Chinese flavor influences. I made a huge batch of this for lunch and dinner today and I can't stop eating it. It's so delicious! If you've had the Chinese Chicken Salad from California Pizza Kitchen, this is almost exactly the same!


For Salad:

  • 1 head of Purple Cabbage

  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

  • 1 head of Romaine Lettuce

  • 2 carrots shredded

  • toasted sesame seeds

  • 2-3 cooked cooked chicken breast

  • 1 bunch of scallions, chopped

For Dressing:

  • 4 1/2 Tbsp hoisin sauce

  • 1 tsp Asian or Middle Eastern chili paste

  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter

  • 1 1/2 tsp grated ginger

  • 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil

  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Season chicken with salt, red pepper, black pepper, & a little olive oil and grill.

  2. In the meantime, chop the salad ingredients (cabbage, lettuce, scallions, cilantro) and combine all the ingredients in a large bowl.

  3. Next, add all dressing ingredients into a food processor and process till blended well.

  4. Dice the chicken and add to bowl of ingredients and add the dressing. Mix well.

  5. Top with fried wontons and toasted sesame seeds.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #EATDRINKPLAYLA. I'd love to see how yours turned out!

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