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Chinese Chicken Salad

The BEST Chinese Chicken Salad! It is easy, quick, and refreshing loaded with crisp, vibrant veggies, crunchy wonton strips and nuts all doused in dynamite tangy Sesame Ginger Dressing! This Salad stores beautifully for make ahead/portable lunches and stress free dinners! 
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 -8



  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 small head Napa cabbage thinly shredded (about 6 cups, approx. 1 pound)
  • 1/2 small red cabbage thinly shredded (approx. 3 cups)
  • 1 cup matchstick. thinly julienned, or finely shredded carrots
  • 3 oz. snow peas, ends trimmed and julienned (approx. 1 cup)
  • 1 red bell pepper julienned then halved
  • 1-2 11 oz. can(s) mandarin oranges in water drained
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup craisins optional but recommended
  • 2/3 cup sliced almonds or chopped peanuts more or less to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups wonton strips or chow Mein noodles more or less to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds or sunflower seeds more or less to taste

Optional Salad Ingredients

  • pineapple
  • mango
  • Asian pear



  • Add all of the dressing ingredients to a mason jar with a tight fitting lid or a small bowl. Shake jar or whisk dressing vigorously. Remove 3 tablespoons dressing to a bowl with the chicken. Stir until evenly coated. Let chicken marinate while you prep the vegetables. Refrigerate the remaining dressing.
  • Add all salad ingredients to a large bowl except for wonton strips IF you are expecting leftovers. Whisk/shake salad dressing and drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad and toss until well combined. Add wontons strips to individual servings if expecting leftovers.


Don't miss the "how to make" recipe video at the top of the post!