Rumbly Tummies Rejoice: Indulging in Chrissy Teigen’s Chinese Chicken Salad

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If you have a rumbly in your tumbly and you’re craving the ultimate salad experience, look no further than Chrissy Teigen’s Chinese Chicken Salad. This salad is not just good, it’s life-changing. Brace yourself for a culinary adventure that will leave you wanting more.

A Salad that Shines

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Forget about any other Chinese Chicken Salad you’ve tried before. This one takes the crown. The combination of crispy cabbage, tender chicken, and aromatic cilantro, red onions, and scallions is enough to make your taste buds sing. It’s like that moment in Bridesmaids when Kristen Wiig’s character drinks the pink lemonade and exclaims, “Oh yeah. That’s good. That is fresh.”

The Extra Touches

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What pushes this Chinese Chicken Salad to the next level are two elements: the incredible Chinese mustard and honey vinaigrette and the irresistible homemade crispy wonton strips. Even if you’re not usually a fan of crispy wonton strips, these homemade ones will blow your mind. And the best part? They only take a couple of minutes to make.

Easy and Versatile

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Don’t be intimidated by the thought of making this extraordinary salad. Chrissy Teigen’s recipe keeps it super simple by calling for a rotisserie chicken. You can even use bagged coleslaw instead of making your own. Feel free to add a touch of brown sugar to the dressing if you prefer a hint of sweetness. This salad is all about making it your own and enjoying every bite.

The Cookbook You Need

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If you’re falling in love with Chrissy Teigen’s culinary creations, don’t stop at just this Chinese Chicken Salad. Treat yourself to her cookbook, Cravings. This cookbook is a treasure trove of amazing recipes that use real, everyday ingredients. You don’t have to break the bank or search high and low for exotic items. Chrissy’s approachable and humorous style will make you feel like you’re cooking with a dear friend.

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Recipe

Ingredients:

For the crispy wontons:

  • 6 (4 inch) wonton wrappers
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Kosher salt

For the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup peanut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese hot mustard
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon brown sugar

For the salad:

  • 1/2 rotisserie chicken
  • 6 cups shredded cabbage (Napa cabbage or pre-shredded coleslaw mix)
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage (or extra coleslaw mix)
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot, cut into julienne strips
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced

Directions:

Make the crispy wontons:

  1. Stack the wonton wrappers on top of each other. Cut the wrappers into strips that are 1/2 inch wide and 4 inches long.
  2. Heat 3 inches of oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Test the oil by dropping one strip into it; if it puffs up and sizzles, it’s ready.
  3. Working in batches, fry a handful of wonton strips at a time until they become puffed and golden. This will take about 30 seconds.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fried strips to paper towels. Sprinkle salt generously over them. Repeat until all the strips are fried.

Make the dressing:

  1. Place all the dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Make the salad:

  1. Remove the skin from the rotisserie chicken and discard. Shred the meat into thin, salad-friendly pieces. You’ll need about 3 cups of shredded chicken.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken, cabbage, cilantro, red onion, and scallions.
  3. Pour in 1/2 cup of the dressing and toss to coat the salad.
  4. Top the salad with crispy wonton strips.
  5. Serve the remaining dressing on the side for those who would like an extra drizzle.
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Enjoy the explosion of flavors in this incredible Chinese Chicken Salad. Prepare to be blown away by the deliciousness that Chrissy Teigen brings to the table. For more mouthwatering recipes, cooking tips, and all things barbecue, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.