Easy Chinese Chicken Salad with Chow Mein Noodles Recipe

Easy Chinese Chicken Salad with Chow Mein Noodles Recipe

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



  • 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


  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.


  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.


  • 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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