Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

5 from 6 votes

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 This Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe is a little sweet and a little crunchy with lots of veggies and protein. Enjoy this meal for lunch or dinner!

I’ve been sitting on this Chinese Chicken Salad recipe for a while but have been waiting to post it because I have a video to go with! Hooray! Scroll down to the recipe card to see the video! Anyways, this is a simple and tasty way to enjoy your greens! A little sweet and a little crunch with lots of veggies and protein. This is my kind of meal!

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

This salad recipe has a bunch of fun ingredients that really makes it so good to eat!

  • Washed Lettuce – beautiful green fresh lettuce. Nice and crunchy too!
  • Red Cabbage, Red Pepper, and Mandarin Oranges – talk about colorful and tasty! Zingy, sweet with a slight bite.
  • Chicken – cooked and shredded! Use leftovers to quickly throw this salad together.
  • Scallions – oniony goodness. Leave out if you want.
  • Chow Mein Noodles – this is where that essential crunch comes from.
Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

How to Make Chinese Chicken Salad

Okay so actually making this recipe is ridiculously easy. For full details, see the recipe card below!

  1. Wash, dice, and chop all salad ingredients.
  2. Place all salad ingredients into a bowl. Set aside.

Told you it was easy! Onto the dressing.

Chinese Chicken Salad Dressing

This dressing is made from garlic, grated ginger, brown sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce, white vinegar, and canola oil. It has a ton of depth and is a perfect complement to this recipe. Here’s how to make it:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the dressing.
  2. Toss salad with dressing and serve immediately.

Feel free to adapt the ingredients in the dressing to suit your tastebuds. For instance, if you hate ginger, reduce the amount you use. If you like sweet dressings, add more brown sugar. Do you see where I’m going with this?

If you didn’t want to make the homemade dressing, this store-bought one is pretty tasty.

Chinese Chicken Salad Dressing

More Salads To Try!

If you liked this Chinese Chicken Salad be sure to check out my other salad recipes. Here are a few you might like:

That’s it, people! A crunchy, fresh, and tasty salad ready to be eaten!

Printable recipe below!

5 from 6 votes

Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

This Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe is a little sweet and a little crunchy with lots of veggies and protein. Enjoy this meal for lunch or dinner!
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients

for the salad -

  • 5 oz. pre-washed lettuce
  • 1/4 head red cabbage shredded
  • 1/2 lb. chicken cooked and shredded
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 4 scallions sliced
  • 1 can mandarin oranges drained
  • 1/2 cup chow mein noodles

for the dressing -

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

Instructions

  • Place all salad ingredients into a bowl. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the dressing. Toss salad with dressing and serve immediately.
  • Feel free to adapt the ingredients in the dressing to suit your tastebuds. For instance, if you have ginger, reduce the amount you use. If you like sweet dressings, add more brown sugar. Do you see where I'm going with this?

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 752mg | Potassium: 512mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 2315IU | Vitamin C: 89.1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2.7mg
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: Chinese Chicken Salad, Chinese Chicken Salad Dressing, Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe
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19 Responses
  1. cookbook queen

    5 stars
    I adore colorful and crunchy salads like this! I’ll be trying this VERY son for sure1 Please give Brookie a big hug from me– I hope she’s better very soon.

  2. 2pots2cook

    5 stars
    Hi Lauren ! This is perfect salad for work lunch. Also, it is “opened” to enter any greens you have in the fridge at the moment ! So creative ! Thank you !

  3. Karen

    Oh no…used to hate that part of motherhood. Can’t help but worry. Hoping she feels better soon. Get ready for the rest of you….

    Thanks for taking time to share a recipe when I am sure the last thing you are thinking of is eating…sympathy pains. Or at least I used to have them..I wouldn’t be able to eat when my kids were sick like that. Ugh.

  4. Cynthia Long

    5 stars
    I prepared this salad for dinner tonight and without a doubt, it was a winner. Delicious to the point that we wanted to lick the plate.

  5. Cindy Snell

    5 stars
    I absolutely love this salad! I have been looking for a great Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe, and this one is easy to put together, does not take a lot of fancy ingredients, and is delicious! The salad dressing “tops” it off — and I can put it together quickly anytime the craving strikes me for a healthy, great tasting meal! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Judy

    I love your blog and your recipes. Please share where I can buy the candles you used for your husbands birthday cake. Thank you.

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  8. Courtney Coon

    5 stars
    I made this for lunch today, and it was amazing!!
    Your recipes are all so good. You are my go to when I menu plan each week. ❤️Keep up the good work !

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