Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad

Restaurant quality that you can easily make right at home, except it’s healthier!

Ingredients:

  1. 3 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage (may substitute green cabbage)*
  2. 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage*
  3. 1 cup shredded carrots or pre-shredded carrots
  4. 1 cup sugar snap peas, thinly sliced
  5. 1 cup fresh cilantro
  6. 3 green onions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
  7. 1 cup oranges (peeled and cut into chunks or a 12-15 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained well)
  8. ⅓ cup slivered or sliced almonds, cashews or roasted peanuts
  9. 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  10. Optional: Sesame seeds or chow mein noodles for garnish

*May substitute one 12-ounce bag of bagged coleslaw mix for cabbage and add an additional ½ cup carrots or snow peas if desired.

Dressing:

  • 3 Tbsp. coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. avocado or olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 4 Tbsp. unseasoned rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp. ginger powder
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder

Directions

  1. Combine cabbage, carrots, sugar snap peas, onions, and cooked chicken in a large bowl. Toss well to combine.
  2. In a small bowl (or jar) combine dressing ingredients. Whisk or shake well to combine. Pour over salad just before serving.
  3. Gently stir in oranges, cilantro, and almond. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and enjoy.

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