Mai Fun Chicken Salad Recipe | PBS Food

Mai Fun Chicken Salad

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  • 3 TB sugar
  • 1 TB soy sauce
  • 2 cups corn oil
  • 6 TB white vinegar
  • 2 whole chicken breasts cooked and shredded
  • 1 cup water chestnuts sliced
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce shredded
  • 4 green onions sliced
  • 2 TB sesame seeds lightly toasted
  • 2 TB slivered almonds toasted
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 ounces rice noodles


  1. Combine first four ingedients well. Stir in chicken and water chestnuts. Marinate and refrigerate overnight or at least several hours.
  2. In large salad bowl, mix together lettuce and onions. Toast almonds and sesame seeds.
  3. Just before serving, add marinated chicken mixture to lettuce. Toss with sesame seeds, almonds and rice noodles. Toss gently, then add the juice of one lemon.


You may want to mix up a bit of extra marinade in case more dressing is needed.
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