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Crunchy Asian Chopped Salad with Chicken

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Crunchy Asian Chopped Salad with Chicken 

Indulge in this healthy Asian Chopped Salad featuring deliciously seasoned chicken breast, lettuce, cabbage, nuts, and a simple homemade but yummy salad dressing!Crunchy Asian Chopped Salad with Chicken

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Say hello to my new favourite summer chicken recipe! I love this Asian chopped salad with chicken because I can use up leftover chicken and have a delicious meal without having to turn the oven on again! I especially like having some crunch to my salad with the nuts (optional but if you can oh so tasty) and the crispy wonton strips.Crunchy Asian Chopped Salad with ChickenThis is one tasty chicken salad that you can if you want to add your favourite salad dressing to it but my simple, homemade salad dressing is the perfect accompaniment to this Asian chopped salad with chicken. So make sure to save your leftover chicken for this salad, after all if you don’t have to turn the oven on again on a hot summer day why would you?Crunchy Asian Chopped Salad with ChickenIf you’d love some other recipe ideas to use up leftover chicken check out these tasty salad recipes at Chicken.ca. To help make your grocery shopping easier for all your yummy summer meal prep make sure to use the FREE app from them too. I never go shopping without it, saves me so much time and keeps me organized.grocery app

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Now let’s get to our tasty Asian chopped salad with chicken recipe shall we?

Yield: 4 servings

Crunchy Asian Chopped Salad with Chicken

Crunchy Asian Chopped Salad with Chicken

Indulge in this healthy Asian Chopped Salad featuring delicious seasoned chicken breast, lettuce, cabbage, almonds, and a simple but yummy homemade salad dressing!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Dressing:

  • 3 medjool dates, pitted and soaked in hot water
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame seed oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated

Salad:

  • 2 cups chicken breast, shredded
  • 3 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 3 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cup red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup chives, roughly chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 cup crispy wonton strips

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine all the dressing ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add cooked chicken breast to a medium-sized bowl and drizzle with ⅓-½ of the dressing. Toss gently to coat and set aside.
  3. In a large serving bowl, toss together the romaine and iceberg lettuces, red cabbage, carrots, cilantro, and optional chives. Top with the marinated (from the dressing) chicken, then garnish with the sesame seeds, sliced almonds, cashews, and wonton strips. Serve with remaining dressing to drizzle as desired.

Notes

Make the dressing a day ahead and refrigerate in an airtight container to save time.

To keep the crispy wonton strips crispy don't add the final dressing until you're ready to serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 large bowl

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 519Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 820mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 7gSugar: 17gProtein: 31g

Please note that we can not guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information. They are a best guess calculation.

Now doesn’t our Asian chopped salad with chicken recipe look and sound scrumptious?!Crunchy Asian Chopped Salad with ChickenWe love chicken in our home because of its versatility, oh so many endless ways to cook it. We also only buy chicken raised by a Canadian Chicken farmer. Canadian chicken is a healthy choice is that it’s grain-fed, free of added hormones and steroids, and raised right here in Canada according to nationally-set, high food safety and animal care standards.Crunchy Asian Chopped Salad with ChickenCanadian chicken farmers are committed to sustainability through innovation, by preserving the health of the land, providing value to Canada’s economy, & making affordable food for Canadians.Crunchy Asian Chopped Salad with ChickenFor anything chicken whether it’s for recipe ideas, how to handle raw chicken, different cooking methods and well anything chicken make sure to Follow Chicken Farmers of Canada:

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By on July 2nd, 2019

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72 thoughts on “Crunchy Asian Chopped Salad with Chicken”

  1. This looks so savory. I love Asian food and the salad option keeps it light and fresh vs. more oily and fried options. Awesome!

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  2. I always get an Asian chopped salad if it’s on the menu. Never made one at home, but looking at the recipe I have most of the ingredients already, so I’ll get the rest and give it a shot.

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  3. OK, this sounds FAN-bloody-Tastic!! It looks like something I need to make for lunch on a hot day. Guess that’s tomorrow’s lunch planned away! Thanks!

    Mishelle G

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  4. Definitely thankful to find this recipe! I love this style salad. The problem with the store bought stuff is they never give you enough of the “Asian” toppings for the salad. Much better off making it myself!

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  5. When I eat at the Wok Box I usually order the Asian chopped salad because it’s so good and very filling. I love the recipe you posted and I will be making my own for sure.

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  6. This salad looks absolutely delicious. I love everything in it except the cilantro. My taste don’t like cilantro for some reason. Weird right? ???????????? It is nice to change things up and this will do it.

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  7. I enjoy a good chicken salad and this one is not the type I usually eat. It’s variations look very appealing to me. The app looks like it is beneficial in many ways. I can’t wait to try this.

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  8. This looks amazing! I need to go shopping and try this recipe out on my family tonight. We are all crazy about Asian food, but I’ve been wanting to add more veggies to our diet.

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  9. This recipe had me drooling. I’m trying to eat healthier right now and this salad looks like exactly what I need. I love a good crunch on my salads and the chicken is a nice touch as well. I may try this very soon and add a few of my own touches.

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  10. I’ve never had an Asian salad but this looks yummy. I would have to leave out the chives and cilantro bcz I don’t eat those.

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  11. That looks amazing! I used to get a salad like this at a restaurant that has now closed. Can’t wait to serve to company.

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  12. Didn’t know what I wanted to fix for dinner now I do. Headed to the store later, need roasted chicken (lazy), wonton strips and some different nut. Have to double check but I think I have all the rest. This really looks so good

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  13. This sounds so yummy! Perfect for a summer dinner since it’s been so hot lately. Now I have something new to make with my leftover chicken.

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  14. This looks really yummy, and I’ve never thought of using dates before in a dressing. I wonder if I can use a variation of this recipe to serve on glass noodles.

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  15. I would love to make this salad my family would love having it for lunch or for dinner looks amazing and we love chicken too.

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  16. I have never seen dates used in a salad before – interesting. I love the sound of this salad, I like the sound of crunchy things in my salad, makes the salad more interesting to eat. I think I will try this on sunday.

    Mishelle

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  17. This is my type of my salad. I love the crunchies on top, and the dressing sounds amazing. I am totally pinning this recipe.

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  18. this looks and sounds amazing! I live in Florida and I am getting tired of the same salads all the time, it is to hot to cook and I need new recipes.

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  19. My husband and I love salads. We will make them a lot during the week because they are generally quick, easy and healthier. This recipe sounds different and excited to give it a try!

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  20. It’s been so long since I’ve had an Asian Chopped Salad! Love this recipe…the dressing sounds great! Thanks for sharing this recipe 🙂

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  21. This looks absolutely delicious. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I have just about everything too. Love some crunch in my salads.

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  22. I like having something crunchy in my salad too. The almonds and cashews are a perfect choice. Cant wait to try this recipe.

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