This was very good, as a starter recipe. But, I *did* make a lot of changes, for it to suit our taste. I give it a 5, because the final product was very tasty, and we will definitely be making this one regularly. Dressing: I added all the sesame oil (mandatory for flavor, I feel). I added only HALF of the vegetable oil called for in the recipe. When I tasted the dressing later, it tasted way too heavy on the oil. I added extra rice vinegar and soy sauce... in particular the additional rice vinegar dramatically improved the dressing. I would say that it is a good idea to cut way down on the vegetable oil, it tastes better and is healthier with less oil. Chicken: I sauteed it, and sprinkled garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Salad: I used darker lettuce (romaine & green leaf) since it's healthier than iceberg. I did NOT use any rice noodles--- the salad tasted great without it, and the noodles are unhealthy because they're fried & time-consuming to make. Instead for texture, I added sliced almonds & cashews. I added extra veggies to our salad-- diced carrot, purple cabbage, some green bell pepper, a can of mandarin oranges, and cilantro. I believe the addition of all the flavors, greatly enhanced the taste. Next time, I will try the other reviewers' suggestion of doubling the dressing, and using some of it to marinate the chicken, that sounds tasty.
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This was very good, as a starter recipe. But, I *did* make a lot of changes, for it to suit...