Spinach and Chicken Salad

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This salad says summertime to me.

Serves 8

Dressing:
¼ cup rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons sesame oil
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Chicken:
2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

Salad:
1 cup toasted cashews
2 (10-ounce) packages baby spinach
2 scallions, diced
1 (4-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
½ cup bean sprouts

To prepare dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Set aside.

To prepare chicken: In a large wok, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté until cooked through. Cool

To prepare salad: In a large bowl, combine salad ingredients with chicken. Add dressing and toss to coat.

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