Lighter Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

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How To Make Lighter Chinese Chicken Salad

This Chinese chicken salad has fresh lettuce, cabbage, carrots, chow mein noodles, and edamame and served with a flavorful sesame-ginger vinaigrette.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Marinate Time: 15 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

For Salad:

  • 2chicken breasts,skinless, boneless
  • 3tbspsoy sauce
  • 2tbsprice wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 2tbspolive oil
  • 1headRomaine lettuce,shredded
  • 4cupsred cabbage,shredded
  • 1cupedamame
  • cupcarrots,shredded
  • ½cupchow mein noodles
  • ¼cupalmonds,toasted, sliced

For Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette:

  • ¼cupvegetable oil,or olive oil
  • 3tbsphoney
  • 2tbsprice wine vinegar
  • 1tbspfresh ginger,grated
  • 1tbspsoy sauce
  • 1clovegarlic,minced
  • 2tspsriracha chile sauce,optional
  • 1tspsesame oil
  • salt and pepper,pinch

Instructions

Salad:

  1. Combine chicken breasts, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar in a large bowl or ziplock bag and let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.

  2. Remove the chicken from the marinade, and season both sides of each chicken breast with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

  4. Cook the chicken for 4 minutes per side or until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside. Remove and let rest for at least 5 minutes. Then cut into thin strips.

  5. In a large bowl, toss together Romaine, red cabbage, edamame, carrots, chicken, chow mein noodles and almonds until combined. Toss with desired amount of vinaigrette. Serve immediately.

Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients until combined. Add more sriracha for an extra kick.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 384.45kcal
  • Fat: 24.57g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.24g
  • Trans Fat: 0.14g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 14.48g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.58g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.08g
  • Fiber: 6.23g
  • Sugar: 13.69g
  • Protein: 19.23g
  • Cholesterol: 39.78mg
  • Sodium: 731.69mg
  • Calcium: 115.23mg
  • Potassium: 804.52mg
  • Iron: 3.15mg
  • Vitamin A: 616.40µg
  • Vitamin C: 42.13mg
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