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Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

Contributor: Ilona Orzechowska

Chinese Chicken Salad takes only 15 minutes to make and is loaded with flavor. It’s a tasty lunch or dinner salad.

  • Author: Ilona Orzechowska
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Chinese


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  • 3 cups chopped lettuce
  • 2 cups shredded Napa or cabbage slaw
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • 5 cooked chicken thighs, shredded
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 3 tsp. soy sauce
  • 2 and 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. grated fresh ginger*
  • 1 cup crunchy noodles, optional
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, optional


  1. In a large bowl, assemble and toss lettuce, cabbage, carrot, and green onion. Next, add the chicken and toss to evenly distribute throughout the salad.
  2. To make the dressing, whisk together rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, minced garlic, and grated fresh ginger.
  3. Pour the dressing on top of the salad and toss to combine.
  4. Serve with crunchy noodles and peanuts.

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*We are using only ½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger but if you prefer stronger flavor, add additional ½ teaspoon of ginger.