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Chinese Chicken Salad

close up shot of Chinese chicken salad in a bowl
Full of plenty of crunch that the whole family will love, this Chinese chicken salad is a delicious choice for a side salad or to bring to a potluck.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 6
Calories 475 kcal


Soy Ginger Dressing

  • ½ cup rice wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup light soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon roasted garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • ½ cup vegetable oil


  • ½ head green cabbage thinly sliced
  • ½ head red cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1 small red bell pepper seeds and stem removed, thinly sliced
  • 1 small carrot sliced thinly
  • 2 green onions chopped (you can use the green parts only or the whites too, for added onion flavor)
  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro chopped
  • 2 cups cooked chicken cubed or shredded
  • 1 cup crispy fried chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup crispy fried wonton strips
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds


  • Whisk together vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, garlic paste, and ginger paste. Slowly drizzle the oil into the other dressing ingredients while whisking vigorously to emulsify the ingredients. Set aside.
  • In a large salad bowl toss together cabbage, bell pepper, carrots, green onions, cilantro, and chicken.
  • Chill, covered, in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Just before serving, add chow mein noodles and wonton strips to the salad ingredients.
  • Whisk sesame seeds into the dressing. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately.


To make the dressing, heat sugar, salt, pepper, and vinegar until sugar is dissolved. Cool, then add 1/2 cup of oil. Put in a sealed jar and shake well to mix.


Calories: 475kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 20gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 906mgPotassium: 553mgFiber: 5gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 2877IUVitamin C: 85mgCalcium: 113mgIron: 4mg