Grilled Wonton Chicken Salad


Great for summer! Crispy fried wonton strips and grilled chicken top lettuce, almonds, sesame seeds, and mandarin oranges; finished with a delicious green onion-based dressing.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
6 servings


  • 4 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • teriyaki marinade

  • 8 green onions, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ¾ cup rice vinegar

  • 1 cup olive oil

  • ½ (14 ounce) package wonton wrappers

  • oil for frying

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, chilled, and torn into bite-size pieces

  • 1 (4 ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained

  • ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds

  • ½ cup toasted sliced almonds

  • 1 (10 ounce) can mandarin orange segments, drained


  1. Place chicken breasts in a bowl, pour teriyaki sauce over them, and coat well. Cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for direct heat.

  3. For the dressing, place green onions, salt, pepper, and sugar in a blender. Pour in olive oil and rice vinegar. Blend until smooth. Remove to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  4. Grill chicken, turning, until done. Remove to a cutting board, and cut into strips.

  5. In a large skillet or wok, warm oil over medium-high heat. Cut wonton wrappers into strips. Fry wonton strips until crisp. Remove to paper towels.

  6. In a large bowl, toss together lettuce, water chestnuts, sesame seeds, sliced almonds, and mandarin oranges. Pour dressing over salad, and toss gently. Top with fried wontons and grilled chicken strips.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

886 Calories
63g Fat
51g Carbs
33g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 886
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 63g 81%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 1107mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 23mg 113%
Calcium 156mg 12%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 618mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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