Thursday, July 5, 2012

Chinois Chicken Salad with Mandarin Oranges in Sesame Miso Ginger Vinaigrette

A simple flavorful Summer Salad

I had Chinois Chicken Salad at Wolfgang Puck Bistro. That's the restaurant of choice when friendsand I g to Universal City Walk.
The taste I have experienced is something I crave from time to time.
It was a delicious combination of flavors and ingredients.

In my recipe, I had to edit some ingredients,
 because my daughter is allergic to nuts, and my children simply does not like mustard.
Since I like my napa cabbage cook, I had to substitute that one too.
I always say my children are picky eaters, geez I wonder where they got that from? :)


For the Salad:

2 grilled/roasted chicken breast
6 oz. of Spring Mix Salad
1 tbsp fresh dill
2 cans Mandarin oranges
2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted (optional)

4-6 wonton wrappers, juliened and fried until golden brown
2 oz LaChoy Rice Noodles

For the Dressing:

3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp sesame oil

1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
1 tsp miso paste
1 garlic clove, grated
1 tsp ginger, grated
1 tsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp honey
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • In a blender, place all ingredients except for olive oil.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Add olive oil slowly until blended.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • Taste, and adjust seasonings.
  • You can replace spring mix, with 1 cup romaine or iceberg, with 1 medium head napa cabbage, add 1 cup of radicchio, and 1/2 cup juliened carrots.
  • If you can't find wonton wrappers, you can fry rice noodles
  • I didn't want to bother frying in this hot weather, so I bought the already made La Choy Rice Noodles.


  1. Wow that salad looks awesome, great picture!!! I love the crunch of the wontons and rice noodles with the mandarin oranges. Can't wait to try this

    1. Thanks Shari!
      This is one of my favorite summer salads.
      Let me know how it turns out.

  2. This salad is so well presented. It really looks appetizing. It must be so tasty! These are the kinds of salads I love. Light and fulfilling!

    1. Thanks Ellen!
      I guess blogging has made me practice more with my food presentation.
      The name is quite long, I need to work on that. LOL!!!

  3. Delicious Ghie!
    I made these yesterday too.
    I have tried most of the recipes posted, and everything is A+.
    I smell a recipe book in the works.

    1. I'm so delighted to know you like the recipes I share.
      I'm not sure about the recipe book, it's too early to tell.
      I have lots to learn.
      Thank you for the esteem boost, Cassie!

  4. Wolfgang's salad is one of my favorite! I always try and grab one when I go in to Gelson's market. Can't wait to try your version! I'm your newest follower! thanks for the great inspiration.

    1. I miss Gelson's! Especially Wolfgang's Caesar Salad Dressing. I may just have to ask my husband to pick me up a bottle or 2 when he goes back for a business trip.
      And have you tried their tomato soup at Gelson's. Best Ever!!!
      Thanks for visiting and following.
      I love having new friends. I'm off to visit your site now.


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