Firecracker Chicken Salad
We set out to perfect a single Firecracker Chicken sauce that could be used three ways: as a marinade, as a tasty addition to fried chicken's batter, and for serving at the table.
Why This Recipe Works
When we found ourselves with some leftover Firecracker Chicken, we had the idea of using it in a Chinese-inspired chicken salad. So we recrisped the chicken in a 350-degree oven and added sour cream to the leftover sauce to turn it into more of a dressing. Romaine proved the best base for our thick dressing, and sweet-tangy mandarin orange segments balanced the heat in our sauce recipe. As a final addition to our Firecracker Chicken Salad recipe, we found that bell pepper and crispy chow mein noodles added crunch.