Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad
Staff Writer

I made this Asian Chicken Salad using leftover chicken breast and we enjoyed it so much I used this salad for a recipe when teaching my Cook Once - Meals all Week class at Glastonbury High School.

This is also a great Paleo recipe and Gluten Free! Enjoy

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4
Servings
399
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

Note: To toast the slivered almonds, arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet in a preheated oven of 350 degrees F oven for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly golden. Cool completely before using.

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 1 large carrot, peeled and julienne
  • 2 Cups romaine lettuce, thinly shredded
  • 1 Tablespoon toasted white or black sesame seeds
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced (abot 1/2 cup)
  • 2 Cups left over roasted chicken
  • 1/2 Cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh mint leaves
  • 2 Cups nappa cabbage, thinly shredded

For the Dressing

  • 1/4 Cup olive oil or peanut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon agave
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut aminos or gluten free soy sauce

Directions

For the Salad

Salad Directions

Prepare a large serving platter. Add carrots, cabbage, lettuce and bell peppers.  Lightly toss ingredients together. Top with leftover roasted chicken, sliced. Add fresh mint and almonds and sesame seeds.

For the Dressing

Dressing Directions

In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, coconut aminos/gluten free soy sauce, vinegar, and agave until all ingredients are combined well. Season with salt and pepper then taste. Pour the dressing over the salad and Enjoy.

Asian Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Asian Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chili peppers as well as sugar and garlic.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
32g
49%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Cholesterol
53mg
18%
Protein
17g
35%
Carbs
11g
4%
Vitamin A
312µg
35%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.6%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
20.8%
Vitamin C
35mg
59%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
6mg
30%
Vitamin K
64µg
79%
Calcium
103mg
10%
Fiber
4g
18%
Folate (food)
73µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
73µg
18%
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
72mg
18%
Monounsaturated
19g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
29%
Phosphorus
211mg
30%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
467mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
17.7%
Sodium
489mg
20%
Sugars, added
0.6g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.9%
Zinc
2mg
12%