Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Chinese Chicken Salad recipe? Learn how to make Chinese Chicken Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by Mary_RD

Makes 5 servings



Chinese chicken salad is a great recipe when you need to put something together at the last minute. Leftovers taste great served in a wrap for lunch the next day; Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes

Recipe Ingredients for Chinese Chicken Salad

1 lb boneless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
4 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons sesame seed oil
1 head lettuce
1 1/2 red peppers
10 fluid ounce mandarin oranges, drained
8 ounce sliced water chestnuts (or fresh water chestnuts, peeled and sliced)
3/4 cup chow mein noodles

Recipe Directions for Chinese Chicken Salad

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Rinse the chicken breasts and pat dry. Lightly rub the 1 teaspoon of soy sauce over the breasts (use more soy sauce if needed). Place the breasts on a roasting and cook for 45 minutes, turning over halfway through cooking. Remove the chicken and cool.

  2. While the chicken is cooking, prepare the dressing and vegetables. In a small bowl, combine the rice vinegar, orange juice, light soy sauce, sugar and sesame seed oil. Refrigerate until needed.

  3. Wash the lettuce, remove the core and shred the leaves. Remove the seeds from the red pepper and cut into thin strips.

  4. Remove the cooked chicken and cool. Shred the chicken meat with your hands.

  5. Pour the dressing into the bottom of a large salad bowl.

  6. Add the lettuce and chicken, tossing with the dressing. Add the red peppers, water chestnuts and mandarin orange slices. Garnish with the chow mein noodles.

  7. Sprinkle the sliced almonds or toasted sesame seeds on top if using.

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 312.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
132
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.7g
23%
Saturated Fat
3.0g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
81mg
27%
Sodium
400mg
17%
Potassium
616mg
18%
Total Carbohydrates
30.7g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1.8g
7%
Sugars
8.8g
Protein
29.5g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 93%
Calcium 5% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • Very high in vitamin C
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