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Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

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Chinese Chicken Salad is a healthy favorite at our house. Made of thinly shredded Napa and purple cabbage, shredded carrot, green onion and shredded cooked chicken tossed in a flavorful ginger dressing. Serve topped with crunchy noodles and toasted sesame seeds.
Course Mains & Entrees, Quick & Easy, Salad
Cuisine American, Chinese
Keyword asian chicken salad, chicken, healthy, meal prep, quick and easy
Prep Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 312
Author Laurie McNamara

Ingredients

FOR THE DRESSING:

  • 2 generous teaspoons grated fresh ginger heaping
  • 1 large clove fresh garlic grated
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar unseasoned
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons extra light olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon cane sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

FOR THE SALAD:

  • 4 generous cups napa cabbage thinly shredded
  • 2 generous cups purple cabbage thinly shredded
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup carrot shredded or julienned
  • 4 to 6 green onions thinly sliced (reserve some for garnish)
  • 3/4 cup crunchy noodles
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds

Instructions

MAKE THE DRESSING:

  • In a glass jar, measure and add; ginger, garlic, rice vinegar, light soy sauce, extra light olive oil, toasted sesame oil, sugar and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper (to personal taste).
  • Secure the lid and shake well to combine. Set off to the side while you prep and make the salad.

MAKE THE SALAD:

  • In a large bowl add the shredded Napa cabbage and purple cabbage, shredded chicken, carrots, green onions.
  • Pour in all of the Asian ginger dressing. Toss to combine and let sit a minute to allow the dressing to work its magic on the vegetables.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl, or divide among individual bowls. Top with crunchy noodles, toasted sesame seeds and extra green onion.

Notes

What Chicken Works Best In Chinese Chicken Salad?
  • Leftovers from a roastedslow cooked or store-bought rotisserie will work well here!
MAKING AND STORING THIS SALAD IN ADVANCE:
  • Keep dressing, chicken and garnishes (noodles and toasted sesame seeds) separate and toss before serving.
  • You can make the dressing up to 3 days ahead of time. Keep stored in air-tight container and refrigerated.
  • Veggies can be combined and stored in the fridge for 5 to 7 days.
  • Chicken is good (refrigerated) up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 671mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 6233IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 3mg