Are you looking for a refreshing, healthy, and delicious meal that’s perfect for lunch or a light dinner? Look no further! Our Asian Chicken Salad is not only incredibly easy to make, but it also packs a punch with its zesty flavors and satisfying crunch. Made with a delightful mix of lettuce, shredded carrots, chopped cabbage, grilled chicken, mandarin oranges, peanuts, and cilantro, this salad will quickly become one of your go-to recipes. So, let’s dive in and learn how to make this scrumptious salad that’s perfect for any occasion!
Asian Chicken Salad Recipe
- 4 cups mixed greens or romaine lettuce, roughly chopped
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 2 cups chopped cabbage (red, green, or a mix)
- 2 grilled chicken breasts, thinly sliced
- 1 cup mandarin oranges, drained
- 1/2 cup unsalted peanuts, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
- Sesame seeds (optional, for garnish)
For the dressing:
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- Start by preparing the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, grated ginger, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes (if using). Set aside for the flavors to meld while you prepare the salad.
- In a large salad bowl, combine the chopped lettuce, shredded carrots, and chopped cabbage. Toss gently to mix the ingredients.
- Add the thinly sliced grilled chicken to the salad, evenly distributing it among the greens.
- Scatter the mandarin oranges on top of the salad, followed by the chopped peanuts and cilantro leaves.
- Give the dressing a final whisk and drizzle it over the salad. Toss everything together to ensure the ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing.
- If desired, sprinkle sesame seeds over the salad for an added touch of flavor and texture.
- Serve immediately and enjoy your vibrant and flavorful Asian Chicken Salad!
This Asian Chicken Salad is not only a feast for the eyes but also for your taste buds. The combination of crunchy vegetables, juicy mandarin oranges, tender grilled chicken, and a tangy dressing makes it a true delight. Perfect for meal prep or a quick weeknight dinner, this salad will surely become a staple in your recipe collection.
Give it a try and let us know how you like it in the comments below!
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