*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             THAI CHICKEN SALAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads                           Poultry
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       c            Vegetable oil -- for frying
   20                    Won ton skins
                         -- cut into 1/4 inch strips
    8       c            Shredded mixed salad greens
    4       c            Barbecued or roast chicken
                         -- in bite-size pieces
                         -- (from a 3 lb bird)
    1       c            Bean sprouts
    1       lg           Yellow bell pepper
                         -- cut into thin julienne
      1/2                European seedless cucumber
                         -- cut into thin julienne
    6       tb           Fresh lime juice
      1/4   c            Fish sauce (nuoc mam)
      1/4   c            (packed) light brown sugar
    4                    Serrano chiles
                         -- seeded and minced
      1/2   ts           Freshly grated nutmeg
    1       tb           Fresh lemon grass (optional)
                         -- (finely minced)
    1       tb           Finely minced fresh ginger
      1/4   c            Minced fresh mint
    3       tb           Minced fresh basil
      1/4   c            Dry-roasted unsalted peanuts
                         -- coarsely chopped
 
   In a large skillet, heat the oil over moderately high heat until a strip of
   won ton bounces across the surface.  Add the won ton strips in batches and
   fry, turning, until crisp and golden, about 1 minute. Transfer to paper
   towels; drain well.
   
   In a large bowl, combine the mixed greens, chicken, bean sprouts, yellow
   pepper and cucumber.
   
   In a medium bowl, whisk together the lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar,
   chiles, nutmeg, lemon grass, ginger, mint and basil.  Add the dressing to
   the salad and toss well.  Gently fold in the crisp won ton strips. Turn out
   onto a serving platter and sprinkle with the peanuts.
   
   From: arielle@taronga.com (Stephanie da Silva)
  
 
 
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