Chef Helena’s Chinese Chicken Salad: Kids Cook

July 20, 2020

Chef Helena’s Chinese Chicken Salad: Kids Cook

On Wednesday, July 22nd from 11:30-Noon, join us live from the Well Seasoned Kitchen on the Well Seasoned Facebook Page. Chef Helena will take you through one of her recipe for Chinese Chicken Salad.

This recipe serves 4 people & it should take you about 20 minutes to prepare. You can serve this recipe over cold noodles, rice or any lettuce you like

What we are trying to do is have a base of lettuce, extra veggies for flavor, some protein and some thing of top that is crunchy and fun. Enjoy at once. You can even layer this salad in a mason jar, just put the dressing on the bottom, then lettuce and veggies, then chicken…when you are ready to eat, shake and eat. YUMMY!

Here are the tools that you will need to have on hand to be ready to cook with Chef Helena:

  • You will need a cutting board with a wet towel under it
  • Sharp chef knife…if you are not allowed to use a knife, get a grownup to help you
  • Carrot peeler
  • 4 tasting spoons
  • Large bowl
  • Small bowl
  • 4 large soup plates or Asian style bowls

First wash your hands for 20 seconds. Second measure everything out and place into bowl. Chef Helena will have everything measured out and will be ready to go at 11:30 AM.

Chef Helena’s Chinese Chicken Salad


  • for Salad
    • 1 cup plum sauce
    • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
    • 2 tablespoon hoisin sauce
    • Soya to taste
    • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 1-2 teaspoons chili sauce, any brand you like
  • for Chicken
    • ¼ cup Japanese mayo
    • ½ teaspoon white pepper
    • Rice wine vinegar to taste
    • 2 cup chicken or, shrimp, salmon, tofu, roast pork, beef, turkey, duck or any cooked protein
    • 8 cups lettuce, salad mix, cabbage or any noodles
    • 1 cup per person of Julienne vegetables and or fruit (ie: carrots, cucumber, daikon, snow peas, bean sprouts, peppers, water chestnuts, jicama, oranges)
  • for Garnish (optional)
    • ¼ cup toasted nuts
    • 1 cup ready to eat Chinese noodles or fried wonton strips
    • Sesame seeds for garnish
  1. Mix first 7 ingredients in a bowl, adjust for taste this is your dressing for the salad
  2. Place ¾ of this dressing into a bowl and leave ¼ in the mixing bowl
  3. With ¼ of base dressing in a bowl, add mayo, pepper, rice wine vinegar, taste for seasoning, toss in protein
  4. To assemble salad, place 2 cups per person of salad in a large wide bowl, top with julienne vegetables and top with ¼ of the dressing
  5. Add the chicken and garnish with nuts, Chinese noodles and sesame seeds

Prep Time: 20 Minutes

Cook time: 30 Minutes


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