Servings: 4

Easy Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Easy Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe - a salad for the non Asian home cooks. Made with red and green cabbage, shredded chicken, carrots and Chow Mein noodles. Topped with easy peanut dressing. 
Easy Chinese Chicken Salad With Peanut Dressing And Chow Mein Noodles
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Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 2 cups green cabbage — shredded
  • 1 cup red cabbage — shredded
  • 1 cup carrots — shredded
  • 2 cups chicken — shredded
  • 1 cup Chow Mein noodles
  • cilantro — (optional, for garnishing)
  • peanuts — (optional, for garnishing)
  • scallions — (green part only, optional, to taste)

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil — (or vegetable oil)
  • 1/4 cup sriracha — or less, to taste
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar — (substitute 1 tbsp white vinegar and 1 tbsp water)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp fresh ginger — dried could be substituted, start with 1/8 tsp and add more if needed
  • 1/4 tsp sesame seeds — optional

Instructions

For the dressing:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Whisk to incorporate. Add more water if it appears thick. Start with 2 tbsp Sriracha and add up to 2 more tbsp, to taste.

For the salad:

  1. In a bowl, combine cabbage, carrots, chicken and Chow Mein. Top with peanuts, scallions and cilantro (optional), for garnishing.

  2. Add 1/2 of the dressing, toss until evenly coated. Add more dressing, if you'd like. Serve.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Asian

Nutrition Information

Calories: 426, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 1704mg, Potassium: 424mg, Carbohydrates: 52g, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 20g, Vitamin A: 113.8%, Vitamin C: 47.3%, Calcium: 4.7%, Iron: 18.3%