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Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad with mandarin oranges, cabbage, cucumbers, bell peppers, almonds, marinated chicken, and an easy homemade dressing.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, asian
Servings: 4
Calories: 457kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

For the marinade and dressing:

  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh ginger root peeled and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/2-1 teaspoons Sriracha hot sauces depending on spice level
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup green onion , finely chopped
  • 4-5 chicken tenders (or 2 breasts, pounded thin)

For the Salad:

  • 1 large bunch green leafy lettuce , chopped
  • 2 cups red cabbages , finely chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber , sliced
  • 1 carrot , shredded
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 bell pepper (any color), chopped
  • 1 ounce can mandarin oranges drained
  • fresh cilantro , for garnish

Instructions

For the marinade and dressing:

  • Whisk together the soy sauce, chopped ginger, olive oil, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, sriracha, and salt.
  • Add 3 tablespoon of the marinade to a large ziplock bag. Add the chicken tenders and close the bag, squeezing all of the air out.
  • Refrigerate while you make the rest of the salad (or for up to 2 hours).  
  • To the remaining marinade, add red wine vinegar and sliced green onions, to make a dressing for the salad. Refrigerate. 

For the salad:

  • In a large salad bowl toss together the lettuce, cabbage, cucumber, carrots, almonds, bell peppers and mandarin oranges. 
  • Grill the chicken on medium high heat, cooking for 2-3 minutes on each side, flipping once. 
  • Remove to a cutting board and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Slice the chicken and add to the salad.
  • Pour desired amount of dressing on top and toss to combine. Garnish with a little bit of chopped cilantro. 

Nutrition

Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1405mg | Potassium: 959mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 4545IU | Vitamin C: 85.1mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2.3mg