Yum List : Mandarin Chicken Salad

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Poached organic chicken breast, peanuts, orange supreme, water chestnuts, spring onion, sesame orange dressing.

  • Prep Time1 hour
  • Cook Time15 minutes
  • Yields4 portions

Poached Chicken Recipe

  • 300 grams
  • 700 ml
  • 60 ml
  • 30 ml
  • 20 grams
  • 20 grams
  • To Taste

Technique

  • Rinse the chicken breasts under cold water and pat dry with paper towel.
  • Season with salt and white pepper as you would if you were going to grill them.  Let sit to absorb while you prepare the poaching liquid.
  • In a heavy bottom pot place the soy sauce, vinegar, water, garlic and ginger.  Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to just below.
  • Place chicken in poaching liquid and poach under gentle heat (just below simmer) for 25 minutes.
  • Check for doneness and remove from heat.
  • Let cool to room temperature and shred like pulled pork.
  • Set aside in container and in fridge until ready to serve.


Salad Composition Prep

  • 350 grams
  • 150 grams
  • 80 grams
  • 80 grams
  • 80 grams
  • 80 grams
  • 20 grams
  • 10 grams
  • 280 grams
  • 60 grams
  • 80 grams

Process

  • Prepare all of the veggies according to description in recipe.
  • Place in a container in the fridge until ready to mix.

Sesame Orange Dressing

  • 70 grams
  • 65 grams
  • 20 grams
  • 12 grams
  • 15 grams
  • 5 grams
  • 8 grams
  • 8 grams
  • 50 grams
  • Dash
  • To Taste

Technique

  • In a heavy bottom pot add the orange juice and reduce by half over medium heat.
  • Remove from the stove, strain again and ice down quickly.

Note:   If frozen orange juice concentrate is available in your region, you can skip this step and just use 35 grams of concentrate.   Honestly- the end result has a cleaner- fresh orange juice forward flavour.

  • Place a small measuring cup/ pitcher on a gram scale and zero it out.
  • Add grapeseed oil until you reach 140 grams.
  • Remove from the scale and reserve.
  • Place a metal mixing bowl on top of the scale and zero it out.
  • Add the above ingredients one by one starting with the orange juice reduction zeroing out the scale after each additional ingredient addition.
  • Remove the bowl from the scale and slowly mix in the grapeseed oil until it has emulsified.
  • Season to tase with salt and white pepper.  Set aside and reserve.

To Compose Salad

  • 1 recipe
  • 1 recipe
  • 1 recipe
  • 2 grams
  • 1/2 ea.
  • To taste

Technique

  • Place the shredded chicken in a mixing bowl and cover with just enough dressing to evenly coat.  Let sit for 3 minutes.
  • Add the veggie prep and 80% of the wonton chips.  Toss with the chicken and continue to dress with the dressing to your liking.
  • Squeeze the fresh lime into the salad.
  • Season to taste with salt and white pepper
  • Place in a serving bowl either family style or divided individually.
  • Garnish with remaining wonton strips, peanuts and toasted sesame seeds.

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