Chinese Chicken Crunch (Asian Salad Sensation)

This Chinese Chicken Salad is all about the delicious Asian Dressing and crispy noodles. They add so much yumminess to any bowl of fresh greens! It’s made with cabbage, carrots, green onions, and chicken, and topped with sesame seeds. Plus, it stays tasty for days, making it perfect for packed lunches!

I love this salad because it’s super tasty, and it helps me eat more fresh greens without even realizing it. This Chinese Chicken Salad is loaded with fresh lettuce, cabbage, carrots, sweet mandarin oranges, crunchy almonds, and cilantro, all mixed up with a yummy ginger-sesame vinaigrette!

Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe

This Chinese Chicken Salad is full of fresh lettuce, cabbage, carrots, sweet mandarin oranges, crunchy almonds, and cilantro, all mixed with a tasty ginger-sesame dressing! You can make a delicious Chinese chicken salad just like the ones you get in restaurants with this easy recipe. It's got crispy veggies and tender chicken coated in a yummy sesame-ginger dressing. With crunchy veggies like Napa cabbage and carrots, plus juicy chicken and a sesame-ginger dressing, it's a light and delicious meal that's perfect any time.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Calories 285 kcal


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Whisk or fork


For Salad:

  • 2 cooked Chicken breasts shredded or diced
  • 1 head Iceberg lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup shredded Carrots
  • 1 cup shredded Red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup sliced Almonds
  • 1/4 cup chopped Green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped Cilantro optional
  • 1/4 cup crispy Chowmein noodles optional

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Grated Ginger
  • 1 clove Garlic minced


  • Cook the chicken and cut it into small pieces.
  • Cut the lettuce, carrots, cabbage, onions, and cilantro.
  • Toast the almonds in a pan until they turn golden.
  • Mix the cooked chicken, chopped veggies, and toasted almonds in a big bowl.
  • In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, honey, ginger, and garlic to make the dressing.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and mix it well.
  • Add crispy noodles on top if you like.
  • Serve and enjoy your tasty Chinese chicken salad!


  • If you have extra cooked chicken or bought rotisserie chicken, you can use it to make things easier.
  • You can add more veggies like bell peppers, snow peas, or bean sprouts if you want more taste and crunch.
  • Change the dressing ingredients as you like. For example, add more honey if you want it sweeter or more soy sauce if you want it saltier.
  • Keep any extra dressing in a separate container from the salad. This stops the salad from getting too wet.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories285 kcal
 Protein 15g
Saturated Fat4g

If I Have an Allergy to Nuts, Can I Leave Out the Almonds in the Salad?

If I Have an Allergy to Nuts, Can I Leave Out the Almonds in the Salad?

If you can’t eat nuts, you don’t have to use almonds in the salad. Instead, you can use other crunchy things like sunflower seeds or crispy wonton strips. That way, you still get that nice texture without worrying about your allergy.

How Many Days Can I Keep Chinese Chicken Salad In the Fridge?

You can keep the salad in a sealed container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Just make sure to store the dressing separately and add it when serving to keep the salad fresh and crunchy.

Can I Put Grilled Chicken Instead of Cooked Chicken Breasts in Chinese Chicken Salad?

If you like grilled chicken more, go ahead and use it. Just make sure it’s fully cooked and cut it into small pieces before adding it to the salad.

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