By Karin Calloway

Karin Calloway is a working mom living in Augusta, Ga., with multiple freelance jobs and a ton of dirty dishes.

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Chinese Chicken Salad


Asian-inspired salads are available at restaurants of all varieties – from those with white tablecloths to those with drive-through windows. Bring the flavor home with this easy Chinese Chicken Salad. Whenever I serve this to guests or take it along to a get together with friends I’m asked to share the recipe. The combination of savory chicken, creamy dressing and crunch is sure to be a hit at your next summer picnic or salad supper.

Dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until well blended. Scrape into a bowl, cover and chill until ready to serve.

Salad

  • Meat from 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded, about 3 cups
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, thinly shredded (or 2 packages prepared iceberg “shreds”)
  • 1 package shredded “angel hair” cabbage
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 16-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup fried potato sticks
  • 1 cup thin chow mien noodles
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
Place all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Toss with some of the dressing and sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds.

Makes 10 servings.