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Authentic Chinese Chicken Salad Dressing Recipe

This flavorful Chinese chicken salad recipe contains authentic Chinese ingredients for a superior flavor. It is nice served with chicken and salad leaves or you can use it as a chicken marinade, pouring it over skinned chicken a day before you cook it. This recipe contains shoyu and you might be wondering what that is. Shoyu is a type of soy sauce. Most shoyu varieties are made by combining acids with cereals and soy beans. Shoyu is soy sauce made from wheat and soy beans.

Tamari is the other kind of soy sauce and this is made from soy beans only. Shoyu is popular in Japanese recipes and also used in Chinese cuisine. You can get it in the Asian food section of your local grocery store and you can store it for up to a year at room temperature. Although shoyu contains wheat, the gluten is undetectable in the final product, making shoyu gluten-free.

This recipe also contains mayonnaise and salad oil, for a good texture, and lemon, sesame oil, toasted sesame seeds, and sugar, to add all the flavor you need. This Chinese chicken salad dressing recipe is great for lunch or dinner. It also works as an appetizer.

Chinese Chicken Salad Dressing Recipe with Lemon
Summary: Simply combine mayonnaise with oil, sugar, sesame, lemon, and shoyu (a type of soy sauce) to make this Chinese chicken salad dressing. The flavor is rich, fresh and totally delicious.
Cuisine: Chinese
Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 6
Prep time: 
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  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salad oil
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons shoyu
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  1. Combine all the ingredients well.
  2. Drizzle this dressing over a green salad with shredded cooked chicken.
  3. You can sprinkle some chow mein noodles on top if you wish.

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Chicken salad is always good but opt for Chinese salad and you can be sure of a treat. One of the best things about Chinese chicken salad is a great dressing recipe, so pick this one and you can whip it up in 5 minutes flat or less! Mayonnaise and oil blend with lemon, soy sauce, sesame, and a pinch of sugar, and the result is perfect for bringing out the beautiful flavors in your Chinese chicken salad. The toasted sesame seeds and shoyu (soy sauce) add a particularly amazing flavor to this classic Chinese dish which makes a perfect meal or, in smaller portions, appetizer dish.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.

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