Easy Chinese Chicken Salad with Chow Mein Noodles Recipe

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Medina Published: March 3, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Easy Chinese Chicken Salad with Chow Mein

This Chinese chicken salad is an easy dish made with veggies and chicken, tossed with a delicious dressing, and topped with crunchy chow mien noodles.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1lbchicken breast,boneless, skinless, sliced into short strips
  • salt
  • 1tbspdark sesame oil
  • 1tbspcanola,or peanut oil
  • ½tspred pepper,flakes
  • 1headiceberg lettuce,or napa cabbage, thinly sliced
  • ½sweet bell pepper,thinly sliced
  • 4scallions,sliced
  • 1carrot,julienned
  • ½cupcilantro leaves,loosely packed, chopped
  • ½cuppeanuts,roasted
  • chow mein noodles,to taste

For Dressing:

  • 1tbspsoy sauce
  • 2tbsprice vinegar,unseasoned
  • 1tspmustard powder
  • 1tspfresh ginger,grated
  • 1clovegarlic,minced
  • ½tspchili pepper,flakes
  • 2tspsugar
  • 1tbspdark sesame oil
  • ¼cuppeanut,or canola oil

Instructions

  1. Heat both oils over high heat in a large sauté pan for 1 minute, then add the red pepper flakes and cook for 30 seconds.

  2. Pat dry the chicken strips, sprinkle them with a little salt, and add them to the pan.

  3. Stir-fry the chicken over high heat for 3 to 6 minutes until cooked through, depending on how hot the burner gets.

  4. Remove and set aside to cool.

Dressing:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.

  2. Adjust the seasonings to taste.

To Assemble:

  1. In a large bowl, toss the chicken and salad ingredients together.

  2. Just before serving, toss with dressing and top with the chow mein noodles.

Recipe Notes

For a gluten-free salad, use gluten-free soy sauce.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 327.82kcal
  • Fat: 23.19g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.01g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.71g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.00g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.79g
  • Fiber: 3.48g
  • Sugar: 5.20g
  • Protein: 22.01g
  • Cholesterol: 48.38mg
  • Sodium: 535.68mg
  • Calcium: 56.29mg
  • Potassium: 525.38mg
  • Iron: 2.09mg
  • Vitamin A: 150.51µg
  • Vitamin C: 18.85mg
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