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Chinese Chicken Salad with Sesame Dressing

Fast, fresh and figure-friendly, my mom’s recipe for Chinese Chicken Salad has become my go-to alternative to takeout.
4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 6 servings


For the salad:

  • 4 cups shredded cooked chicken (See Kelly's Notes)
  • 3 cups shredded Romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced (white and green parts)
  • 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced into batons
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup crispy chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup Mandarin oranges

For the dressing:

  • 3 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper


  • In a large bowl, combine all of the salad ingredients, tossing until well mixed.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients and then pour over the salad, tossing to coat.

Kelly's Notes:

  • I buy a rotisserie chicken and shred the meat (discarding the skin). It's fast, fresh and just enough meat for 4 to 6 servings.
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