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Chinese chicken salad on a white plate.

Chinese Chicken Salad

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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


This Easy Chinese Chicken Salad is a delicious fun and quick Asian salad to make that is ready in just 15 minutes!!Wonderfully infused with all the Asian flavors of soy sauce, ginger, rice vinegar and toasted sesame oil that ties the salad together. You will love the crunch of the cabbage with the sweet mandarin oranges combined with the chow mein noodles that make it a perfect salad.


1/4 cup rice vinegar

3 tablespoons mandarin juice

2 tablespoon honey

2 tablespoons avocado oil

2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

2 teaspoons ginger, grated

2 teaspoons sesame seeds

1 garlic clove, minced

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/8 teaspoon coarse kosher salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Salad Ingredients

4 cups romaine lettuce, shredded (2 heads of romaine)

3 cups shredded cooked chicken (baked, rotisserie, or leftover chicken) (1 pound)

2 cups red cabbage, shredded

1 (15-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained and reserved

1 cup carrots, shredded

1/2 cup chow mein noodles

1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

1/4 cup roasted unsalted cashews, chopped

23 green onions, sliced

2 teaspoons sesame seeds


  1. In a bowl add the dressing ingredients. Mix until combined. Set aside.
  2. In a large serving bowl add the salad ingredients. Mix until combined.
  3. Drizzle the dressing on top of the salad. Toss until fully combined.
  4. Serve and enjoy. 


Storage instructions:

You can keep the leftovers in the fridge covered or in an airtight container for 3 days without the dressing on it. The is a great salad that holds up well for meal planning. If the salad is dressed the romaine lettuce and chow mein noodles will get a little soft if you are putting it in the fridge. I prefer to put the dressing on before serving.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: Asian-American