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Chinese Chicken Salad

Nov 17, 2019 | Sides

My Chinese chicken salad has the perfect balance of crunch, sweetness, and tanginess. Crunch comes from the romaine lettuce, red cabbage, carrots, sliced almonds, and chow mein noodles. Sweetness comes from the mandarin oranges, and the tanginess comes from the hoisin-based dressing.  Put it all together along with juicy shredded chicken, green onions, and sesame seeds and you have a power salad.

Feel free to customize this recipe. If you prefer more mandarin oranges, add another 11 oz. can. Not a fan of the crunchy noodles, leave them out. I do recommend adding 3/4 of the dressing at first. You can always add more if needed. Lastly, if you’re a vegetarian, omit the chicken. Enjoy!

Chinese Chicken Salad

Serving: 4-6

AuthorSunshine UrbaniakCategoryTotal Time35 mins

INGREDIENTS

Dressing
½ cup Hoisin Sauce (bottled)
3 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
2 tbsp Ginger, fresh, grated
1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 tsp Chili Garlic Sauce
¼ cup Olive Oil
2 tsp Honey
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1 tsp Sesame Seeds
Salad
2 cups Chicken, shredded
4 cups Romaine, chopped
2 cups Red Cabbage, thinly sliced
1 cup Carrot, shredded
11 oz Can Mandarin Oranges
¼ cup Green Onion, white and green, chopped
¼ cup Almonds, sliced
2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
½ cup Chow Mein Noodles
Ginger Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt, and Pepper

DIRECTIONS

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place two chicken breasts on a sheet pan, rub 1 tbsp olive oil on top and bottom. Then sprinkle both sides with ginger powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook for 20 min. Let cool and shred with two forks. Set aside.

2

Make dressing. Put all ingredients in a bowl and whisk well. Set aside.

3

Make salad. Put all the ingredients into a large bowl, add dressing and fold together. Serve immediately.

Ingredients

Dressing
 ½ cup Hoisin Sauce (bottled)
 3 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
 2 tbsp Ginger, fresh, grated
 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
 1 tsp Chili Garlic Sauce
 ¼ cup Olive Oil
 2 tsp Honey
 1 Garlic Clove, minced
 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
Salad
 2 cups Chicken, shredded
 4 cups Romaine, chopped
 2 cups Red Cabbage, thinly sliced
 1 cup Carrot, shredded
 11 oz Can Mandarin Oranges
 ¼ cup Green Onion, white and green, chopped
 ¼ cup Almonds, sliced
 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
 ½ cup Chow Mein Noodles
 Ginger Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt, and Pepper

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place two chicken breasts on a sheet pan, rub 1 tbsp olive oil on top and bottom. Then sprinkle both sides with ginger powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook for 20 min. Let cool and shred with two forks. Set aside.

2

Make dressing. Put all ingredients in a bowl and whisk well. Set aside.

3

Make salad. Put all the ingredients into a large bowl, add dressing and fold together. Serve immediately.

Chinese Chicken Salad

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