This easy Chopped Asian Chicken Salad is a repeat favorite in our house because it is so tasty which pleases the clan and it is so easy to make which pleases me! I love using rotisserie chicken for this salad to make things even easier. If you are looking for a salad that is loaded with flavor and healthy ingredients, this is the recipe for you. This Asian chicken salad dressing that dresses it, is addictive too!
The only guilty pleasure in this chopped Asian chicken salad is the Asian dressing but you can adjust that to make it low-fat by substituting some of the ingredients. I feel so satisfied after eating this chopped salad and happy that I was able to throw a delicious balanced meal together in under 10 minutes.
This chopped Asian salad makes a great quick meal and is the perfect summer salad or light meal. In fact, it was written up in a recent article as a perfect summer salad for just this reason.
I usually have most of these ingredients in my house and only need to grab fresh items and the chicken from the store. I am sure this will be the same for you. Here is what you need:
- Shredded rotisserie chicken (you can also use shredded chicken breast)
- lettuce ( I buy bagged lettuce)
- crunchy chow mein noodles
- oranges or mandarins
- cabbage (I buy coleslaw mix)
- red pepper
Asian Chicken Salad Dressing
- soy sauce
- sour cream
- sesame oil
Again, to make this Asian chicken salad as easy to make as possible, I use store-bought rotisserie chicken and bagged lettuce and cabbage which saves a lot of time. I love using rotisserie chicken because it is such a time saver at mealtime.
This chopped Asian chicken salad makes a great addition to your meal prep strategy since it stores well in the refrigerator with the dressing added when you are ready to eat.
This Asian chopped salad can also be made into a wonderful light crunchy Asian salad by omitting the shredded chicken. You can serve it as a side dish at a BBQ or potluck or just as a light lunch.
It is absolutely delicious that way!
So for those rushed evenings dealing with school activities, work, or just life, this is the meal you want to have for dinner!
More quick dinner recipes
- Miso Glazed Salmon
- Sheet Pan Salmon with Dijon
- Sheet Pan Chicken Tacos
- Sheet Pan Chorizo Tacos
- Creamy Truffle Pasta
- Asian Pasta Salad
- Chicken Tarragon
Chopped Asian Chicken Salad
Ingredients for salad
- 1 rotisserie chicken meat shredded or pulled off the bones
- 1 red pepper sliced
- ¼ cup toasted slivered almonds
- Crunchy chow mein noodles found in Asian section of grocery store
- 1 large bag/container of mixed lettuce about 16 oz
- 1 bag of coleslaw mix 10-12 oz
- 2 oranges skin removed and divided into their sections. You can use mandarin oranges for this as well. Just double the amount.
Ingredients for Asian chicken salad dressing
- ½ cup of regular mayonnaise or substitute lowfat mayonaise
- ½ cup sour cream or plain yogurt
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- Water to thin out if necessary
- On a large platter, empty your cole slaw bag and mixed lettuce bag on to the platter, tossing it all together until evenly mixed. Add your sliced peppers and oranges over top of the lettuce.1 red pepper, 1 large bag/container of mixed lettuce, 1 bag of coleslaw mix, 2 oranges
- Next, place your slivered almonds in a small pan over medium heat for 5 minutes tossing occasionally to get them lightly toasted. Remove from heat let cool.¼ cup toasted slivered almonds
- For the dressing, in a medium bowl, mix together your Mayonnaise, sour cream (or yogurt), olive oil, soy sauce and toasted sesame oil (if using this). If the dressing seems too thick, add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until it reaches a desired consistency.½ cup of regular mayonnaise, ½ cup sour cream, ¼ cup soy sauce, 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil, Water to thin out if necessary
- Next, take your cooled almonds, chicken and a large heaping handful of your crunchy chow mein noodles and add that to your salad. Drizzle your salad with a little bit of your dressing.1 rotisserie chicken, Crunchy chow mein noodles
- Toss the salad lightly.
- Serve the salad with the extra chow mein noodles and remaining dressing on the side.
Nutrition Values are estimates only.See full nutrition disclaimer here
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