The allure of our site’s chicken quick & flavorful salad, inspired by the kou shui ji dish, is undeniable. Directly translating as “mouthwatering chicken,” this Sichuan marvel is evocatively captured in our salad. With a dressing that pays homage to the kou shui ji essence, our salad is both vivid and easy to whip up.
Lately, I’ve found solace in rotisserie chickens. They’ve become my evening rescue—because after hours of battling traffic, fulfilling work tasks, and yet another lengthy drive back, preparing a detailed meal is the last thing on my list. Enter this electrifying chicken salad that promises and delivers.
Is it quick? Absolutely. Think 20 minutes, if not less. Instant culinary magic!
Health-packed? You bet. It’s graced with lush greens and notably carb-free.
Does it ensure satiation while still making salads a dinner win? Undoubtedly! It’s rich in protein, and the invigorating sauce is a testament to life’s simple pleasures.
What elevates this dish further is its aromatic herb blend—cilantro and mint, in particular. These greens not only enhance the flavor profile but also invite customization. Toss in some crunchy nuts, creamy avocado, or your preferred herbs. Dive into your gastronomic whims!
- 2 tablespoons sesame paste
- 2 tablespoons spicy chili oil
- 2 tablespoons savory soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar (or a dash of lime zest)
- 2 teaspoons sugar, for that hint of sweetness
- 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 2 green onions, finely sliced
- 1 tablespoon golden toasted sesame seeds
- 1 fully-cooked rotisserie chicken, bones removed and finely shredded
- 8 oz. choice of salad greens
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro sprigs
- 1/2 cup refreshing mint leaves
Steps to Sizzling Perfection:
1 .Take a mixing bowl and seamlessly blend the sesame paste, chili oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, garlic, green onions, and sesame seeds. Transition the chicken to a presentation bowl, drizzling some dressing atop. Intertwine it with the assorted greens and aromatic herbs, presenting with any remaining dressing for an added flair on the side. Enjoy the flavorsome journey!