Chinese Chicken Salad (gluten-free). Fresh, crunchy salad, bursting with vibrant flavors and tasty chicken. -

Chinese Chicken Salad

This main crunchy dish salad is fresh with healthy whole ingredients bursting with flavor. The tangy, slightly spicy dressing is the perfect finishing touch.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword chinese chicken salad, gluten-free chinese chicken salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 main dish salads (approximately 2 cup servings)
Calories 195 kcal
Author Toni Dash


Ingredients for the dressing:

  • 1/3 cup Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Tamari (if gluten-free) or regular Soy Sauce (if not gluten-free)
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh diced Ginger Root
  • 1 large Garlic Clove , diced

Ingredients for the Chinese Chicken Salad:

  • 1 recipe Homemade Moist Shredded Chicken Breast (equivalent of 3 cups shredded chicken)
  • 5 cups Shredded Napa Cabbage (I cut across the cabbage and separate the slice into individual strands of cabbage)
  • 3 cups Finely Shredded Red Cabbage
  • 2 cups Grated Carrots
  • ½ cup chopped fresh Cilantro leaves
  • 4 large Scallions (green onions), trimmed and sliced (both white and green portions)
  • ¼ cup Sesame Seeds (white, black or a mix)
  • ¼ cup Sliced Almonds


  1. Prepared the dressing by combining all the dressing ingredients into a small jar with a lid. Seal, shake vigorously and set aside for the flavors to infuse.
  2. Prepare the homemade moist shredded chicken breast. While the chicken breasts are cooking, in a large bowl combine the Napa cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, cilantro and green onions; toss to combine, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  3. Allow the freshly shredded chicken to cool slightly and combine with the salad and the sesame seeds; toss.
  4. Dressing the salad: if you plan to serve the entire salad, add all of the dressing and toss. If you plan to use the salad over multiple meals, dress individual servings of the salad and store the salad and dressing separately to keep the salad crisp. Sprinkle the top of the salad with sliced almonds just before serving to keep them crunchy.
Nutrition Facts
Chinese Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 407mg 17%
Potassium 571mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 159.9%
Vitamin C 57%
Calcium 16.6%
Iron 12.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.