Chinese chicken salad with mandarin oranges is a delicious and simple recipe that puts a perfect and flavorful twist on a traditional green salad.
With crunchy chow mein noodles, green onion, and Asian style dressing, this Chinese chicken salad is packed with flavor and textures that you’re going to love! It’s a perfect light meal fit for the summer heat, but it tastes great all year long! Try it for yourself, you’ll see what I mean!
Tip for Making Chinese Chicken Salad
Using shredded chicken this salad can be made pretty frugally. You can pull the shredded meat off of a leftover rotisserie chicken or do like I do and put 6 chicken breasts in the slow cooker for a few hours to purposely make shredded chicken for recipes like this.
What Is Chinese Chicken Salad?
Chinese chicken salad is a green salad topped with Asian flavors that help to give it it’s the namesake. The salad itself can be made any number of ways but the combination of orange, noodles, and Asian dressing really help to give the salad it’s full cultural feel, despite the salad being an American dish.
What Should I Serve With Chinese Chicken Salad?
Adding more Asian-inspired side dishes like potstickers, wontons, egg rolls, crab ragoons, or Yakisoba noodles could be a great way to get the most out of this meal.
Chinese Chicken Salad Ingredients
5-6 cups romaine lettuce, torn up
1-2 cans of mandarin oranges
1/2 cup chow mein noodles
2 green onions, sliced thin
1 cup shredded chicken
2-3 TBSP Asian style salad dressing storebought or homemade
How to Make Chinese Chicken Salad
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
Toss with dressing and serve immediately.
- 5-6 cups romaine lettuce torn up
- 1-2 cans mandarin oranges
- 1/2 cup chow mein noodles
- 2 green onions sliced thin
- 1 cup shredded chicken
- 2-3 TBSP Asian style Dressing Storebought or homemade*
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Toss with dressing and serve immediately.
Is Chinese chicken salad healthy?
This dish could be considered pretty healthy, especially when you compare it to everything unhealthy that you could be filling up on. With leafy greens, fruit, and chicken for protein, you have a great option on the plate in front of you.
Do I have to use shredded chicken?
You do not need to use shredded chicken. This salad would be great with chopped or sliced grilled (or sauteed) chicken too. You can even use canned white chicken breast meat if you wanted to make the recipe simpler.
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With delicious mandarin oranges and crunchy chow mein noodles you’ll really feel inspired to eat healthier with this simple Chinese Chicken Salad Recipe.