Grilled Asian Chicken Salad with a Cherry-Peanut Dressing

Prep: 1 hr
Cook: 15 min
Serves: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

For the dressing:

¼ cup cherries, stoned and chopped
¼ cup Cherry Good
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. smooth peanut butter
1 tbsp. rice vinegar
3 tbsp. vegetable oil
½ tsp. sesame oil

For the chicken:

1 cup cherries, stoned
2 tbsp. Cherry Good
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup dry white wine
¼ cup light brown sugar
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
1 clove garlic
1 ½ lbs. skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 tbsp. vegetable oil

For the salad:

4 wonton wrappers, thinly sliced
2 Romaine lettuce, sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
3 spring onions, thinly sliced
2 carrots, thinly sliced
1 pkt. mangetout, sliced
8 water chestnuts, sliced

Method

For the Dressing:

  1. Whisk the cherries, Cherry Good, soy sauce, peanut butter, vinegar, vegetable oil and sesame oil in a bowl. Set aside.

For the Chicken:

  1. Firstly create the marinade by placing the cherries, the Cherry Good, the soy sauce, white wine, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, ginger and garlic in a blender and puree until the cherries and garlic are finely chopped.
  2. Pour the marinade into a bowl. Pierce the chicken all over with a fork and add it to the marinade making sure all the chicken is covered.
  3. Refrigerate for at least an hour or for the best results, overnight.
  4. When you are ready to cook, place the chicken under a preheated grill and cook for 5 – 7 minutes, or until cooked, turning once.
  5. When ready take out and place on a chopping board and cover with foil.

For the Salad:

  1. Meanwhile, place the wonton strips on the grill and cook for a couple of minutes or until crispy.
  2. Toss all the salad items and mix with half of the dressing in a bowl; divide amongst the number of people eating.
  3. Slice the chicken and serve with the salad.
  4. Top with the crispy wonton strips.
  5. Serve with more dressing on the side.

This is just a fab meal for lunch or for a dinner party! Just add a glass of Sauv Blanc and the meal is complete!