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Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad

This healthy Chinese chicken salad is beyond nostalgic for me! My mom used to make us this salad all the time growing up and i'm so excited to now share it with you all. It's made with simple ingredients and comes together in under 30 minutes.
This healthy Chinese chicken salad is beyond nostalgic for me! My mom used to make us this salad all the time growing up and i'm so excited to now share it with you all. It's made with simple ingredients and comes together in under 30 minutes.

The best salad to meal prep!

My mom used to make this salad for us all the time when I was a kid, and i’m so excited to now share it with you! The base of the salad is made with cabbage and green onion and the dressing is simple and incredibly flavorful. Be sure to tag me over on Instagram or Tiktok if you make it!

One of the main advantages of this Chinese chicken salad is that you can make it at the start of the week for quick and healthy lunch or dinner. Just store the dressing on the side and throw it on when you’re ready to enjoy.

The ingredients you’ll need

Here’s a quick overview of what ingredients you’ll need to make this healthy Chinese chicken salad. Please always refer to the recipe card at the bottom of this page for the full recipe and instructions.

  • the base consists of green cabbage, green onion, and shredded chicken.
  • the dressing consist of evoo, soy sauce, white vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and freshly grated ginger
  • toppings: toasted almonds, toasted sesame seeds and uncooked crunchy ramen.
All the ingredients laid out that you need to make this healthy Chinese chicken salad, uncooked ramen, cabbage, green onion, toasted sesame seeds, toasted almonds, mandarin oranges and shredded chicken breast.

How to make Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad

This salad is really SO easy to make, let’s go over it quickly here:

  1. Finely chop green cabbage and green onion and add to a large mixing bowl
  2. Add in shredded chicken next and mix until ingredients are well incorporated.
  3. Toast almonds and sesame seeds until golden brown and add to the mixture.
  4. Crush an uncooked ramen bag until noodles are in bite size pieces, then add this to the salad mixture.
  5. Peel mandarin oranges and throw them on top of the salad.
  6. Make dressing by combing all ingredients together, pour over a single serving of the salad and enjoy!
a close up of the dressing in a white ramekin that goes on top of this healthy chinese chicken salad.

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Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad

This healthy Chinese chicken salad is beyond nostalgic for me! My mom used to make us this salad all the time growing up and i'm so excited to now share it with you all. It's made with simple ingredients and comes together in under 30 minutes.
PIN RECIPE
PREP TIME:
20
COOK TIME:
15
TOTAL TIME:
35
Author - Hannah

Ingredients

Salad 

  • 1 head of green cabbage, chopped
  • 16oz package of green onion finely chopped, white part only
  • 2 chicken breast, shredded

Toppings

  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds- toasted
  • 1/4 cup white sesame seeds, toasted 
  • 4 mandarin oranges, peeled
  • 1 package uncooked ramen noodles

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup EVOO
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger

SCALE:

1X

YIELDS:

6 servings

Directions

  1. Start by finely chopping the green cabbage and green onion and adding to a large mixing bowl. 
  2. Next, add in the shredded chicken breast and mix until well combined. 
  3. Toast the sliced almonds and sesame seeds on the stovetop until golden brown, it’s best to do this separately. Watch it closely as it will burn quick. 
  4. Add the uncooked ramen noodles to a large bag and crush until the ramen is in bite sized pieces, you can discard the seasoning packet. 
  5. Peel the mandarin oranges and then add to the salad along with the toasted almonds, toasted sesame seeds and uncooked ramen. Mix the salad until it’s well combined. 
  6. In a separate bowl, make the dressing be combing all the ingredients until it’s well incorporated. 
  7. Only add the dressing to what you’ll be eating in the sitting to avoid a soggy salad. 

Notes

Store salad and dressing separately and enjoy within 4 days.

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