In large bowl, whisk soy sauce, vegetable oil, vinegar and sesame oil together. Set aside.

In mixing bowl, combine shredded chicken with raisins and walnuts; pour one-half dressing over all; toss and set aside. Add lettuce, onions and cilantro to bowl with remaining dressing; toss thoroughly. Set aside. Cut small amount of bean threads into 4-inch lengths, and fry for a few seconds until ouffed; turn and fry other side and drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining bean threads; divide and arrange on 6 individual plates or in baskets lined with aluminum foil. Divide and add salad mixture. Serve.

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 11/2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 11/2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Oriental sesame oil

Procedure

Salad

  • 2 Pounds shredded roasted chicken
  • 1/2 Cup California natural raisins
  • 1/2 Cup California golden raisins
  • 1/4 Cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 Package (8 ounces) shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 3/4 Cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 Cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 Ounces Chinese bean thread (optional)
  • Vegetable oil; for frying (optional)

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 470 (Calories from Fat 39%); Total Fat 20 ( Saturated Fat 4; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 135; Sodium 490; Potassium 722; Total Carbohydrate 24; Dietary Fiber 3; Sugars 19; Protein 46; Calcium 59; Iron 3;

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