Preparation / Directions:
In shallow, 4-quart serving dish, distribute shredded lettuce in an even layer. Top with layers of bean sprouts, water chestnuts, green onions, cucumber, chicken, and pea pods. In small bowl, stir together all dressing ingredients. Spread dressing evenly over pea pods, cover dish and refrigerate for as long as 24 hours.
To serve, add layers of peanuts and cherry tomato slices. Let each guest help himself to the salad, scooping down to the bottom of the dish and lifting out a portion of all the layers.
Note: Use a glass serving dish so the layers of this salad can be seen and appreciated.