This Chinese Chicken Salad is packed with fresh lettuce, cabbage, carrots, sweet mandarin oranges, crispy almonds and cilantro all tossed together with a tasty ginger-sesame vinaigrette!
Let’s speak about my all-time FAVORITE salad, shall we? This crispy and scrumptious Chinese chicken salad was motivated by ALL the salads I enjoy to buy anytime we head out to dining establishments. If you have actually ever had Cheesecake Factory’s Chinese chicken salad then you understand precisely what I indicate … DELISH. This salad is packed with all of your favorites and the dressing makes whatever taste that better!
Everybody need to have a preferred salad and this one is very simple to throw up. It has all your favorites like fresh romaine lettuce, green and red cabbage, crispy carrots, sweet mandarin oranges, green onions and cilantro all tossed in the most scrumptious ginger sesame dressing! Then I like to garnish with almonds and sesame seeds!
COMPONENTS YOU’LL REQUIREMENT:
- Chicken— I enjoy making this with rotisserie chicken due to the fact that it fasts, simple therefore delicious! You might likewise utilize cubed chicken breasts, remaining shredded chicken and even canned chicken would work. Pro suggestion: utilize your crockery pot or Immediate Pot to make the most delicious, fall-apart shredded chicken! Merely toss your chicken into the pot, include 1/2 cup chicken broth and turn it on!
- Romaine lettuce — crispy romaine lettuce is my outright fav, however you might likewise utilize iceberg lettuce or simply additional cabbage.
- Cabbage— I like to utilize a mix of napa cabbage and red cabbage, however you might utilize routine cabbage or simply stick to all lettuce.
- Carrots— I constantly julienne my carrots for salads, however you might likewise grate them and even buy store-bought matchstick carrots which constantly makes things simpler!
- Mandarin oranges— I normally simply utilize canned mandarin oranges (ensure they remain in 100% juice), however you might likewise simply cut up some fresh oranges
- Cilantro and green onions
- Almonds— I utilized chopped almonds in this dish, however you might utilize cashews or peanuts rather of the almonds if you choose!
I can’t start to inform you how simple this salad is to throw up! I constantly purchase a rotisserie chicken to shred for all my salads every week that makes things actually simple, however often I’ll even batch cook shredded chicken in my crockery pot or Immediate Pot. You might likewise switch out the chicken and make a shrimp salad!
HOW TO MAKE GINGER-SESAME DRESSING
You have actually most likely seen this dish numerous times on my blog site which’s due to the fact that this dressing is an outright staple in our house! It’s a tasty mix of soy sauce, garlic, fresh ginger, honey, rice white wine vinegar, sesame oil and olive oil. I like to stay with lower salt soy sauce as I personally believe the routine one is too salted, however do not hesitate to utilize whatever you have on hand. You might likewise switch the soy sauce with coconut aminos or tamari if keeping this gluten-free or paleo.
This ginger-sesame dressing will last about a week in your refrigerator so do not hesitate to make this ahead of time! I constantly make a huge batch of the dressing and simply save it in my refrigerator to utilize anytime I remain in the state of mind for this salad. Simply ensure to dress the salad right prior to consuming so your veggies remain crisp and fresh. Pro suggestion: Usage additional dressing to marinade your chicken with for a lot more taste!
HOW TO CHANGE THIS SALAD FOR YOUR DIET PLAN
- Gluten-Free— simply switch the soy sauce for tamari or coconut aminos
- Paleo — switch the soy sauce for coconut aminos
- Keto/Low Carbohydrate— switch the honey with Swerve sweetener (or any other keto sweetener you choose) and leave out the mandarin oranges
- Whole 30— switch the soy sauce for coconut aminos and rather of honey, attempt including a little juice from the mandarin oranges to sweeten!
Not just does this Chinese Chicken Salad taste method much better (and less expensive) than buying take-out, however it’s a much healthier choice too. Perfect for lunches and even supper as this salad is very filling, however it works terrific as a side meal too!
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- 2 cups prepared shredded chicken (I utilized rotisserie)
- 3 cups romaine lettuce, very finely sliced
- 2 cups napa cabbage, very finely sliced
- 2 cups red cabbage, very finely sliced
- 1 cup carrots, julienned or shredded
- 1/2 cup green onions, sliced
- 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, sliced
- 1 cup mandarin oranges
- 1/3 cup sliced almonds (or cashews)
- Garnish with sesame seeds, optional
For the Ginger-Sesame Dressing:
- 3 Tablespoon rice white wine vinegar
- 2 Tablespoon lowered salt soy sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tablespoon honey
- 1 Tablespoon fresh grated ginger
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 3 Tablespoon olive oil
- To make the dressing, integrate all components in a little container with a sealed cover and shake well till integrated. I likewise utilize this container to save any additional dressing to utilize for the week.
- To make the salad, integrate all the components in a big bowl and toss to integrate.
- Drizzle salad with ginger-sesame dressing and mix till totally covered. Garnish with sesame seeds, serve and take pleasure in!
- Serving Size: 1/6th of dish
- Calories: 289
- Sugar: 128 g
- Salt: 225 mg
- Fat: 172 g
- Hydrogenated Fat: 3.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 199 g
- Fiber: 3.6 g
- Protein: 157 g
* Please keep in mind that all nutrition details are simply quotes. Worths will differ amongst brand names, so we motivate you to compute these by yourself for many precise outcomes.